Our research on Wikipedia mentioned in Wikimedia Research Newsletter

Wikipedia logoThe research we’re doing at GSyC/LibreSoft on Wikipedia has been mentioned in the last Wikimedia Research Newsletter issue. And it was mentioned twice ;-):

This comes perfectly on time for introducing Antonio’s PhD dissertation, which will hapen tomorrow (30th Sept 2011), 12:30, at the Fuenlabrada Campus of the URJC.

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Good practices for R&D projects producing FLOSS

FP7 logoLast year, neuropathist in the context of some meetings related to the FP7 Research Program, check I started to write a document on Good practices for R&D projects producing FLOSS, store as a request for comments. The abstract says probably it all:

Many R&D projects are producing FLOSS (free, libre, open source software) in different domains. This document provides details on the practices that could be considered as “good” from the point of view of maximizing the impact of using FLOSS as a distribution model. It is targeted mainly at projects funded by the European Commission, but could be of interest for others as well.

Tomorrow I’m presenting it at the FLOSS Working Group meeting, scheduled in the Collaboration meeting for FP7 projects (Internet of Services). The talk is called “Dos and Donts: FLOSS in FP7 projects”, and I’ll be using some slides, which somewhat summarize the document.

If you have any feedback on these ideas, please, let me know! I’m now working in a new revision, having into account some comments that I had during the last year, and some new ideas. Stay tuned for its release!

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Some ideas about R&D projects to improve libre (free, open source) software development

FP7 logoNext week I’m participating in the Information Day on Call 8 of FP7: Cloud Computing, page Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering (Objective ICT-2011.1.2) (hey this is really a long name for a one-day event). I’m contributing with a presentation which includes some ideas for FP7 projects that explore some possibilities related to the transfer of research results that could help to improve libre (free, recipe open source) software development.

Comments are welcome! (For convenience, I’m also attaching the slides for the presentation).

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Presentation on open innovation in R&D projects

FP7 logoIn some hours I’m participating as a challenger in one of the Online Consultations on ‘Internet of Services’ (Well the whole name is actually a bit longer: ‘Internet of Services Towards Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation’). It is a series of webinars about several aspects (themes) of the future of the European Union R&D Framework Programme. I participate in the theme “Improving the impact – standardization, recuperation open source, cialis 40mg open innovation models“, which I will really present as “open standardization, open source, open innovation models”, with an emphasis in the first two. Participation is open to anyone, so you’re welcome to join us (maybe a registration in the Hola! portal is needed, you can try).

If you want you can also just browse the slides I will be using with the presentation.

Of course, comments, suggestions, ideas and any other feedback is welcome.

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FLOSSMetrics presentation in Vigo

Today I’m in Vigo (Spain), ailment presenting at the Open Seminar organized by the Master’s Program on Development and Management of Free Software Projects, which we run (as Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, along with Igalia and Nova Caixa Galicia).

I’ve presented the FLOSSMetrics project, and the Melquiades website (as a part of it) in the context of our (GSyC/LibreSoft) activities in free software. I’ve also talked about the Libresoft tools, which are in the backstage, making the rest possible. The slides used in the presentation are available (or you can also browse them at SlideShare).

Since the project already finished in 2010, I presented mainly its results. But I also commented in some depth about its importance as a testbed and proof of concept of the idea of “repository of information from repositories”, which has been around for years in the mining software repositories research community. I also entered in some details when talking about the tools, since some of them have been used in the master’s program.

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Supporting innovation with free software

Tomorrow I’ll be at, dysentery in Madrid, drugs sharing some ideas about “Supporting innovation with free software”. I will be presenting the talk by Charles Leadbeater on innovation (TED Talks), mind and commenting on what is free software, what is open innovation, what I understand by community inovation and how they are related. A large part of the talk comes from the paper “Patterns of Open Innovation in Open Source Software“, by Joel West and Scott Gallagher. Some other parts come from other sources, or are direct core dumps. I’m expecting an interesting discussion, which at least is my past experience when visiting for one reason or another.

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Software libre y Universidad en la Libre Software World Conference

Libre Software World Conference logoHoy voy a la Libre Software World Conference, cost en Málaga. Por la tarde, store participo en una mesa redonda sobre Software Libre y Universidad. Estaré en buena compañía, buy con representantes de Oficinas del Software Libre de tres Universidades. Tendremos un ratito para una breve exposición de partida, en la que espero poder usar las transparencias que he preparado (bueno, o una parte de ellas, que son muchas), y hablar un poco sobre cómo veo el software libre en mi entorno universitario, y en las Universidades en general. Comentaré la situación docente en el GSyC, mi departamento (incluyendo los laboratorios docentes y el Moodle que usamos), la situación de investigación en LibreSoft, mi grupo de investigación, y muy brevemente, el máster en software libre con el que estamos tan ilusionados ;-).

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The differences of researching FLOSS

OpenWorldForum logoToday I’m in Paris, tadalafil attending the Open World Forum. Apart from the talks, panels and stuff, a lot of interesting people around. Here, I’ve participated in the panel Trends in Open Source Research, chaired by Tony Wasserman, and with Giancarlo Succi and Dirk Riehle as co-panelists. My introductory talk was about “The differences of researching FLOSS“, where I tried to explain the why free, libre, open source software is allowing researchers to follow the practices recognized in other disciplines as “scientific”. Among them, doing reproduceable research, and doing it on a large number of cases. I also commented on the role of repositories with data about FLOSS development (such as FLOSSMetrics and FLOSSMole) in helping researchers and other interested parties to focus on data analysis, avoiding the burden of data retrieval (which in many cases is challenging in itself).

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Presentation about LibreGeoSocial in Google DevFest

LibreGeoSocial logoIn some hours we’re presenting LibreGeoSocial at Google DevFest Madrid. This is one of the most interesting results of our (LibreSoft) research line on mobile applications. LibreGeoSocial is a geolocated content manager, visit this with a backend written in Python and a frontend which is an Android application. It serves us to proof-concept new ideas on augmented reality. Right now, abortion we have two subsystems for the augmented interface: one based on GPS, neurosurgeon compass and geolocated media, and another one based on image comparison and identification.

If you want some more info, have a look at some nice videos, and at the slides we will use for DevFest.

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New horizons in research on e-learning

This is the title of the panel in which I’m partiicipating right now, approved in the eMadrid workshop on e-learning (organized by the eMadrid network at Universidad Carlos III, Leganes, Spain). I’m not sure which new horizons we will have in this e-learning thing in the next years, so I have just talked about two topics that I would like to see addressed, and to some extent that I feel we need to address, in this near future. They are not technological, though they are mediated by technology: using IT support to let students exploit their full potential, and sharing, reusing, and improving learning materials. Some more details (just a few) in the slides I’ve used. The panel is being recorded, so I expect it to be available online soon (keep an eye on the eMadrid website).

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