Archive for the ‘FOSS’ Category

June 12, 2010 3

Detexify2 – LaTeX symbol classifier

By in FOSS, Hacks, Web 2.0, Writing

Tweet Using HTML5 features, this is the kind of obvious tool that makes symbol lookup faster than doing it by hand. Just draw the symbol in the box and up comes the LaTeX code, and the package name that contains it.

January 29, 2010 4

Introducing citeproc-js

By in Computing tips, Early-adopter, FOSS, Reference management, Software, Web 2.0, Writing

citeproc-js is a citation processor driven by CSL (Citation Style Language), an open standard for describing citation and bibliography formats. It is a low-level tool, developed in connection with the Zotero project, that aims to provide a uniform engine for handling references across a wide variety of platforms.

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August 20, 2009 5

Nascent: Igor – a Google Wave robot to manage your references

By in Collaboration, e-Science, Evaluation, FOSS, Software, Web 2.0, Writing

Tweet Looks like the Connotea team is on the right track. Instead of trying to bolt something to insert references into word, they are trying to go straight to wave. We have blogged before about what a good integration between references and writing tools should look like, and quite honestly, Igor looks like it’s really [...]

June 12, 2009 2

Convert .doc files to wikis in a WYSIWYG way: OpenOffice.org extension for MediaWiki

By in FOSS, Social Media, Software, Web 2.0, Writing

Tweet This could be a blessing. There are occasions where you (or your organization) have a lot of content in word files that would be better off in some form of collaborative/searchable repository. Wikis are very handy in these cases. However, it takes quite a lot of footwork to reformat all tables, headings etc to [...]

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June 7, 2009 6

Lawsuit over open-source Zotero dismissed

By in FOSS, News, Social Media, Software

Tweet Good news for FOSS and the entire industry, really. Thomson Reuters claim didn’t hold on court. In an ecosystem where all competitors are launching new creative features every day (Mendeley, Zotero, citeSmart, jabRef, etc), development of endNote seems glacial. EndNote maker’s lawsuit over open-source Zotero dismissed – Ars Technica