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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Software tools for scholars

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Software tools for scholars
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:15:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux) (Marko Dimjašević) writes:

> Hi Mike,
> Mike Gerwitz <> writes:
>> Hey Marko,
>> While I cannot point you to a list of scholarly resources---which I would
>> love to have myself---here are some resources for free alternatives:
>>   <>
>>   <>
>> The former is a strong focus for the FSF and already has some useful
>> categories, so it may be worth contributing software to that directory.
>> That said, it would still be useful to have a page (even if it's on one of
>> those sites) dedicated to academia to act as a context-specific guide for
>> entry.
> Thanks for pointing to these resources!
> What I had in mind is a bit like the Free Software Directory. Actually,
> this scholar resource would be full of links to the directory. It would
> also have a motivation for using this and that tool and what it is good
> for, and also maybe simple usage and configuration examples and/or with
> pointers to other resources where such examples are given. For example,
> both Git and LaTeX are great, but can one combine them and what for? An
> answer might not be as obvious to everyone.

We've started doing something called Collections on the Directory, in
order to support this kind of idea. If the way Collections work now
don't meet what you have in mind, we'd like to hear how we can improve
them. is one example. is a good place
to discuss them further.


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