Monthly Archives: December 2008

Wanted: standardized behavior for email list unsubscribe

I subscribe to a lot of email lists. I mean, a lot. In addition to the lists I’ve opted in to, there’s the grey area of lists I “joined” (or was added to) without much conscious effort on my part, … Continue reading

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How to improve OJS: a reader’s perspective

Open Journal Systems is a free and open source software package for journal publishing. It’s probably the most widely-deployed platform for publishing open access journals; at least 2,000 journals use OJS. As such, it’s critical infrastructure for the OA movement: … Continue reading

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Opening research proposals; thoughts on virtual collaboration

I recently had my first experience with the research proposal process, or something similar. It was an interesting experience, and it suggests some important implications. The proposal was in response to a call issued by the UK Research Information Network. … Continue reading

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Top U.S. health official calls for “interoperability”, decries “proprietary systems”

Reading the Washington Post today, I was shocked at one of the op-eds. Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services — i.e., the highest-ranking health official in the United States and a member of President Bush’s cabinet — had … Continue reading

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Announcing Free Culture DC, a new blog and calendar for the DC area

I moved (back) to the Washington, DC area in October. I wanted to have a space for the free culture community in DC, so I decided to start Free Culture DC, a blog and event calendar. At the time, I … Continue reading

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Creative Commons birthday party in DC, this Tuesday

We’re throwing a fiesta for Creative Commons’ birthday. If you’re in DC, join us Tuesday night. There’s also a Facebook event.

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