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== Documentation ==
== Documentation ==
* More gitbooks unpleasantness
== UI/UX ==
== UI/UX ==

Revision as of 07:56, 21 June 2018

In Attendance

Quick Updates

  • Question Every Month
    • What have you been working on lately?
      • Svantje: merging versioning in master branch (:/)
      • Kenton: Progress largely slowed down with holiday season kicking in. Still finishing remaining 2.x to 3.x OJS migrations. OER pilot using a variety of software options.
      • Marc: "rm -rf /" my laptop. Fixed php8VSmysql issues. Fixing docker4ojs. Setting translation journal. Meeting universities to work together (expectants about JATS and OJS3 migration).
  • Question of the Month
    • What do you think about the influence of big publishers (Scopus, Thomson...) in research and open knowledge and what must be the role of PKP in this scenario?
      • Svantje: big overcharge for oa publishing (https://www.projekt-deal.de/about-deal/), PKP (should) offer(s) good alternatives (http://jussieucall.org/) - for small and medium publishers (maybe stronger focus on publisher needs and not single journals).
      • Alec
        • SQL Server (thanks to Laval). Side-effects: PHP warnings; ADODB update. Some thorny issues remain.
        • iThenticate plugin for OJS 3.x/OMP, to be released after upstream library merge: https://github.com/asmecher/plagiarism
        • Document centric workflow experiment preview to be published soon

Release Progress

  • OJS 3.1.1-2 / OMP 3.1.1-2 released to address some missing template escaping
  • Health Sciences and Bootstrap3 themes updated


  • slow but steady translation progress
  • will need to recruit new translators for orphaned locales
  • focus right now on translation workflow and possible alternatives, e.g. using Transifex and hooking it up with GitHub


  • More gitbooks unpleasantness


Other topics

Next Meeting

July 19th, 8am Pacific