Jump in, the water is fine! Open source alternatives to platform vendors are here! : Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
ab1630's bookmarks 2018-08-08
"As consolidation continues within scholarly communications, many constituents are vocalizing hesitation to continue working with commercial systems vendors. Concerns vary based on the organization and system type, but include publishers and institutions who don’t want competitor publishers or large commercial interests “owning” their infrastructure and accessing their data. As you know, Coko is a non-profit, and our tools will always be open source. No single organization, Coko included, is the sole driver of the roadmap. Coko facilitates an active community who share in determining priorities and governance. This approach is core to our mission, and successful examples include Editoria and xPub (Manuscript Submission and Peer Review System). All of this means that tools and data are not vulnerable to acquisition. Everything we create is shared for free; and all code, development, and governance is transparent...."