The ldspider project aims to build a web crawling framework for the linked data web. Requirements and challenges for crawling the linked data web are different from regular web crawling, thus this projects offer a web crawler adapted to traverse and harvest sources and instances from the linked data web. We offer a single jar which can be easily integrated into own applications.
In Two Bits, Christopher M. Kelty investigates the history and cultural significance of Free Software, revealing the people and practices that have transformed not only software, but also music, film, science, and education.
The Open Knowledge Definition (OKD) sets out principles to define the 'open' in open knowledge. The term knowledge is used broadly and it includes all forms of data, content such as music, films or books as well any other type of information.
Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, we're informing libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services.
Review of a neat new tool that provides a cool function for many academics: GPeerReview is a very simple Open Source tool that lets you write a review of a work, embed a hash of the work in your review, and sign that review with your digital signature (using your GPG key).