WikiCup 2017


The WikiCup is a championship that has taken place every year on Wikipedia since 2007. The Cup is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the Cup is to encourage content improvement and make editing on Wikipedia more fun. The 2017 WikiCup begins on January 1; signups close on February 5. The … Read more

GRASS GIS 7.2.0 released


After almost two years of development the new stable major release GRASS GIS 7.2.0 is available. It provides more than 1950 stability fixes and manual improvements compared to the former stable release version 7.0.5. The new version includes a series of new modules to analyse raster and vector data along with new temporal algebra functionality.More … Read more

A computer lab management and monitoring tool #epoptes


 Epoptes is a computer lab management and monitoring tool. It allows screen broadcasting and monitoring, remote command execution, message sending, imposing restrictions like screen locking or sound muting the clients and much more! It can be installed in Ubuntu, Debian and openSUSE based labs that may contain any combination of the following: LTSP servers, thin and fat clients, non … Read more

There is no #OpenScience without the use of #OpenStandards and #FreeSoftware


Recently, the EU ministers responsible for research and innovation decided unanimously that by 2020, all results and scientific publications of publicly and publicly-private funded research must be freely available. This shall be ensured by the mandatory use of Open Access licenses that guarantee free access to publications. In addition “the data must be made accessible, … Read more

How “open source” seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production


Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use. This article reports on a number of important new initiatives that have the potential to integrate the various projects and movements working  against the enclosure of living material and … Read more