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My last contribution to the OSOR platform

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As you may know, OSOR and SEMIC will merge very soon to become Joinup. I have been working in OSOR since the very beginning, and today I helped Roberto Andradas to provide the last dump with the data that will be used by the new staff to feed Joinup.

More than three years ago, Juanjo Amor and Jesús M. González-Barahona offered me the challenge of coordinating a very young and passionate team to deploy, maintain and improve the platform. We made many mistakes but I am quite happy to see how we have learned. During the last year my contribution to OSOR was very small because Roberto Andradas took over the coordination, but I must confess that today I have a strange feeling (mixture of hapiness and sadness).

I would like to thank all the people that worked within the project during these years. It has been a pleasure. The OSOR community will migrate now to the Joinup platform with a different staff. Game is over for us, new adventures ahead.



Written by sanacl

December 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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Links collection about software forges: status, criticism and new ideas

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During the last two years it is quite common to hear about new software forges, but I’m not going to talk about forges proliferation in this post, what I would to like to discuss it what the next step in collaborative development environments is. Thus in order to get the big picture I spent some hours looking for scientific and “informal” publications, now I think I have a good starting point and it would be great if you can offer feedback or even improve it.

The list of links contains papers, blog entries, presentations and reports. Some of them point out very interesting problems like the “data jail”, others re-think the concept of software forges like the paper named “The networked forge” and finally, some of the developers of the main software forges present what they do and what they want to do during next years.


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I’ll submit this information to the planetforge wiki, as soon as it is posted there I will include here the link.

[This entry is part of the work I do in LibreSoft and it is also available in my blog at]

Written by sanacl

August 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

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yet another software forge: openMyWork

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Via acs I’ve seen that the Basque Government is promoting yet another software forge, its name is openMyWork. I haven’t seen either a list of features or a roadmap so the only thing I can offer is the description and the link.

openMyWorks is a project that includes the forges of the Basque Government. It is composed by openMyForge (the forge) and openMyDesktop (a desktop aplication). The software is developed using the web framework Web2py

[This post is also available in my blog at]

Written by sanacl

March 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Open Forges summit in the OWF 2010

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This Friday I’ll be in the Open Forges summit held alongside the Open World Forum in Paris, the main topic of the meeting is to find a way to foster the development and interoperability between forges to avoid data lock-in.

I hope I can meet there people from the planetforge community and many more persons interested on forges. After a couple of weeks off I’ll try to make the most of this meeting to get motivation to resume during October our contribution for fusionforge where we want to build a metrics plugin, we had a few personal issues that delayed the work but now we are giving rhythm again to the development.

Written by sanacl

September 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm