FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Wybo Wiersma
Day Sunday
Room AW1.120
Start time 10:30
End time 11:00
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Track Ruby and Rails
Language English
LogiLogi and Freedom on the Brave New Web

LogiLogi is a hypertext platform featuring a rating-system that models peer review and other valuable social processes surrounding academic writing (in line with Bruno Latour). Contrary to early websystems it does not make use of forum-threads (avoiding their many problems), but of tags and links that can also be added to articles by others than the original author.

The talk will be on several topics; On, a webplatform for philosophers written in Rails and on the LogiLogi Foundation which thinks Web-Applications should be Free Software too, that is Affero GPLed, if Free Software is to have a future on the Brave New Web. That is we should think beyond Stallman's: one should not rely on another’s machine to “do calculations with ones data”.

Also by the end of january we will have extracted and released some gems and Rails plugins, one for creating Spam-free forms without captchas (in this way and yet another solution for the rounded corners problem (and scaling and resizing SVG back-ground images in general) using javascript and RMagick. We might at the end shortly demonstrate these too if the audience wishes.

LogiLogi is a fully RESTfull Rails-app, which is Free Software.