[CBT] Open Source + Open Culture + Open Data

Brian King bking at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 5 06:59:40 PDT 2013


Hi Michelle,

Feel free to reply directly.

- Brian

On 5. 06. 13 15:01, Michelle Thorne wrote:
> Thanks for sharing, Brian!
>
> Europeana is definitely a great cultural commons project -- think it'd
> be cool to work with them for Webmaker. I'd be happy to be in touch with
> them. Let me know if I should wait for an intro or just reply to
> Breandan directly.
>
> But yes, interesting point about which tools/practices could be ported
> from Mozilla to other groups. And vice-versa.
>
> // m
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Brian King <bking at mozilla.com
> <mailto:bking at mozilla.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Builders,
>
>     Passing this on in case any of you are interested in helping out or
>     have ideas on how Mozilla can help in general.
>
>     It raises an interesting issue. How much of what we do to build
>     community is portable to other organisations / projects? Sure, we
>     have tools such as Bugzilla but right now all of the other work we
>     do is not so easily packaged. Can it even be presented in such a way
>     to set other communities up for success or is there some magic that
>     only works for Mozilla?
>
>     - Brian
>
>     On 3. 06. 13 16:16, Breandán Knowlton wrote:
>
>         Hi there //
>         Chris Mills (at Opera) and then Robert Nyman told me that I
>         might want
>         to get in touch with you guys. I work on a fairly big digital
>         cultural
>         heritage project called Europeana; we're trying to aggregate the
>         catalog
>         records of all the museums, archives and libraries in Europe and
>         make
>         digitised objects from these collections available through a
>         single API.
>         It depends on a lot of data and web standards work, and the goal is
>         democratisation of access to culture. The project is ambitious, but
>         we're starting to make some progress.
>
>         I'd love to chat with you about building a community around this
>         idea.
>         While we're chugging away at our work, and anyone is welcome to
>         download
>         our metadata standards
>         (http://pro.europeana.eu/web/__guest/edm-documentation
>         <http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/edm-documentation>), code
>         (http://europeanalabs.eu/__browser
>         <http://europeanalabs.eu/browser>) or data
>         (http://pro.europeana.eu/__datasets
>         <http://pro.europeana.eu/datasets>), what I'd like to do is
>         transition
>         the project into something that feels like more a part of the F/OSS
>         community. We're doing this work mostly supported by public
>         grants, and
>         we're working for what we see as a public good, but we'd like to
>         spread
>         out the contributions to make it easier to fork and patch our code.
>         We're working on projects relating to metadata extraction, to
>         OCR, to
>         geospatial and temporal enrichment, to entity extraction, to
>         metadata
>         mapping and to semanticaly-rich linked open data. All of these
>         bits of
>         our project might be of more general interest, and we think that
>         we'd
>         have useful things to offer the developer community. We
>         understand that
>         there's more to creating a true F/OSS community than just moving a
>         repository to GitHub.
>         I thought that we might try to do a joint project with Mozilla,
>         since
>         you guys are quite good at this, and share some of our goals. We
>         might,
>         for example, apply for a grant together to cover the time it
>         would take
>         to transition this project from simply having open source code into
>         something that would be widely known and used and adopted. Or we
>         might
>         find better ways to fit what we're doing into the community
>         structures
>         created by Mozilla.
>         Is this something that we might discuss? Crazy idea?
>
>         Let me know if you'd be available for a chat to discuss further.
>         Best regards,
>         // Breandán
>
>
>
>         --
>         Breandán Knowlton
>         Chief Product Officer
>         Europeana Foundation
>
>         europeana.eu <http://europeana.eu> <http://europeana.eu>
>         Phone: +31 (0)70 31 40 971 <tel:%2B31%20%280%2970%2031%2040%20971>
>         Mobile: +31 (0)63 168 0202 <tel:%2B31%20%280%2963%20168%200202>
>         Email: b at breandan.org <mailto:b at breandan.org>
>         <mailto:b at breandan.org <mailto:b at breandan.org>>
>         Skype: brendan.knowlton
>         Twitter: @bfk
>
>         *Europeana makes our culture available for all to explore, learn
>         from
>         and re-use – learn how at**#AllezCulture <http://bit.ly/17mnbL7>*
>
>
>
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>     Brian King | European Community Builder - Mozilla
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