[open-science] OKFN Open Science Mailing List will close on 31 Jan 2020 - where to next?

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Nov 18 11:20:52 UTC 2019

I am also a very early user/supporter of the OKFN lists and regret their
passing. It's certainly important to preserve the archive for historical
research and enlightenment. (I'm on a multi-author paper about origins of
openaccess through opensource and archives are very valuable.

We aren't the only ones in this situation. There are many OKFN lists (
https://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/) and some will confront the same
problems. A lot are for managing OKFN business but here are some examples
(I have omitted country specific ones and those with no description).

List Description
annotator-dev Discussion of web annotation technology and standards
cienciaaberta Grupo de trabalho em Ciência Aberta
data-catalogs A list for people interested in open data catalogs.
data-driven-journalism List about Data Driven Journalism and Open Data in
euopendata List for people interested in open data in Europe
fossil-bank Discuss the wiki of libre and shareable works.
fragastaten List for Swedish FROIDE platform at FrågaStaten.se in Sweden
iRail iRail mailing list
mydata-open-data Personal and Open Data
od-discuss Open Definition Discussion List
odc-discuss Open Data Commons Discuss List
ok-scotland List for those interested in open knowledge in Scotland.
okbr-coord Coordenadores de projetos, alguns prestadores de serviços e
núcleo da Open Knowledge Brasil
okf-fi OKF Finland newsletter list
open-access A list to discuss issues surrounding true open access.
open-archaeology Open data in archaeology
open-bibliography List for Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data
open-development List for those interested in open knowledge in development
open-economics Discussion list for Working Group on Open Information in
open-education List for those interested in issues relating to open
education - including open educational data and open educational resources
open-geodata List for Working Group on Open Geodata
open-glam A list for people interested in open data and open content in the
cultural heritage sector.
open-humanities A list for people interested in the use of open source
tools and open access in humanities teaching and research
open-linguistics A list for those interested in open data in linguistics.
open-science Discussion list for the open science community
open-science-dev Open Science and Citizen Cyber Science Dev List
open-sustainability open-sustainability
open-transport A list for those interested in Open Data about Transport
open-visualisation A list for those interested in open-source visualisation
openbiblio-dev Open Bibliographic Tools and Data Developer List
opendesign The Open Design + Hardware discussion list.
opensourcepharma Email discussion list on open source pharma
pd-discuss Public Domain discuss list
product Open Product Data Mailing List
school-of-data Mailing list for the School of Data, a joint initiative of
the OKFN and P2PU

Can we coordinate efforts?

On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 7:09 AM Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>

> Tom Moritz, 18/11/19 07:06:
> > I would think the Internet Archive is an obvious site for archiving the
> > OKFN...?
> The wayback machine is not supposed to be a substitute for the
> preservation of archives. It's possible to just dump the entire
> pipermail/ directory in an archive.org item but it won't be searchable,
> among other things.
> Federico
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"I always retain copyright in my papers, and nothing in any contract I sign
with any publisher will override that fact. You should do the same".

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dept. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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