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New Open Source Projects in Global Education and Learning Community (GELC)

Posted by turbogeek on April 29, 2005 at 4:42 PM PDT

We have another crop of new projects in in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). This week we have a system to publish theses, a Bliki written in Java, a Java Exam simulator, masters thesis investigating an agent-based privacy directive, a recorder that watches you work and listens to your speech, a compression database, language parser, and a purchase calculator. Take a look at these great projects and lend a hand to help them start.

liber-theses - Publish and catalog theses online

jrapido - Simple Java Bliki (Blog+Wikki)

JMockgen - Online Mock Simulator

Information-Agents - Investigating needed software for an active privacy directive

Copycat - A notepad that records writing and speaking

Compression - Compression of files to a database

CNLangParser - CN Language parser

Checkboxes - Display currency

Read on for more details on these projects



liber-theses - Publish and catalog theses online

Site: liber-theses Owner: jackganzha

Nowadays, the academic cientific production and researchs are so much restrict to universities where they were made. Some great repositories like NDLTD, Caltech ETD and BDTD, in Brazil, are working to improve access to theses. To promote a more extensible divulgation, Liber Laboratory, start the development of a web application capable of publish theses online. The first release aims to catalog and retrieve abstract and/or full text from theses in pdf format, data integration with other repositories via open archives and an administrative module. The next releases foresees control of complete document's production cycle, like revisions and versions, for example.

Theses is developed using the following frameworks: WebWork, Spring, Jakarta Lucene, Hibernate, Freemarker and other open source libraries. The project will be well documented with DocBook and a wiki, a forum and mailing lists to continuum documentation.





jrapido -
Simple Java Bliki

Site: jrapido Owner: pcalcado

A BLiki is a hybrid Wiki/Blog. It's a Wiki that you can blog to. Or, a Blog that you can use wiki markup in.

JMockgen - Online Mock Simulator

Site: jmockgen Owner: kkskrishna

This project is to develope a online mock exams for Java Certification.This project is an open source project.



Information-Agents - Investigating needed software for an active privacy directive

Site: information-agents Owner: mgabier

This is a masters thesis investigating the software necessary for an active privacy directive. I propose a system where all companies must inform people when they create, edit, or transfer information about a specific person. The software will have to cope with the influx of all the data from all the companies and make "intelligent" decisions about which messages are relevent or dangerous.



Copycat - A notepad that records writing and speaking

Site: copycat Owner: djyoo

Copycat is a digital notepad that records your writing and speaking as you solve a problem. With the click of a button you can publish your recording on the Internet for your students to view through their web browser.

You can see an example of a Copycat recording here (You will need Adobe SVG Viewer to see this).

Who should use Copycat?

Copycat is intended to be used by distance educators who want to rapidly create an online tutorial that is richer and more informative than text or static images.

Where can I get Copycat?

Copycat is still in development and has not been released to the public. You can launch Copycat through your web browser by clicking here (You will need to have Java WebStart installed in order for this to work)

Can I help develop Copycat?

Yes! Copycat is an open source project that is hosted by java.net and is licensed using the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). Copycat especially needs help in the following areas: Application icons and development of preferences/configuration UI



Compression - Compression of files to a database

Site: compression Owner: manickaraj

Compress the list of files which are kept in the Data Base



CNLangParser - CN Language parser

Site: cnlangparser Owner: kuky

CN language parser (Chickasaw?)



Checkboxes - Display currency

Owner: deuro Site: checkboxes

Create an applet to display labels. Include checkboxes independently for selection and deselection. In labels, next to checkboxes, display money at cost when selected, nothing when deselected. Display total due including tax after submit button pressed.





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