I have an on-going interest (as well as a stake) in how academia will advance in the digital world, where new capabilities afforded by technology force us to question the way we currently produce and distribute research works. Particular problems that have already been highlighted involve journals. One of these is the idea of the ... more
Some books/articles/websites etc. that I have enjoyed reading in the last few months (just to prove my interests do occasionally stretch beyond computers) and which I can recommend: Books Letters to a Young Contrarian (Christopher Hitchens). Just seeing the title of this book was enough by itself to compel me to buy it; memories of ... more
Is this the future of how academic publications will be evaluated in the future? http://article-level-metrics.plos.org/ A technical solution powered by open access and spontaneous collaborative efforts, which reduces the focus from the containing journal/proceedings down to the more important thing: the article itself. Could this approach even remove the need for a journal in the ... more
When I want to learn about something in free/open source software more generally, there are a number of different types of sources to look towards, each one with their own advantages and considerations, and each with an intended audience. So knowing about all of these types of sources serves as a good indicator of where ... more
Excellent. The journal publication I co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff ("Identifying exogenous drivers and evolutionary stages in FLOSS projects") has now been confirmed for publication in the May 2009 edition of Journal of Systems and Software. It is currently available online.