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Open Source Publishing
I am putting together a proposal in response to NSF's Engineering Virtual Organizations solicitation regarding what I call Open Source Publishing. The proposal can be found (and edited if you setup an account) here. I would encourage you to register and edit if you're interested. All revisions are saved so there is no risk of messing something up. The proposal is fairly unstructured at this point and consists of mostly just my thoughts. I am working to organize it better and any suggestions would be appreciated. If you're interested in officially becoming a part of the proposal, let me know.
As there has been significant discussion about publishing and open access on iMechanica, I would greatly appreciate any feedback people can give. Also note that the current plan is to incorporate the open source publishing system with iMechanica. This stemmed from a discussion with Zhigang after I realized some components of the NSF proposal he posted were similar to what I had written.
I would like to use the proposal as an example of my vision for open source publishing so please do register, edit, and post comments in the discussion page (see tabs at top of page).
It's done! Thank you all for your thoughts (and the obvious time you spent considering the issues). I think the proposal benefitted greatly from this discussion. Hopefully NSF reviewers will be convinced this is a good idea. I've had some recent luck with NSF so hopefully that will continue.