Introducing supporting memberships

“There’s little reason to blindly trust organizations, especially in these times of mass inequality. We recognize that Liberate Science is new—we want to earn your trust as we work on projects like Hypergraph. Supporting memberships are about building community and building trust.

One way we aim to build trust is by reinforcing that we won’t sell out. Liberate Science is not owned by venture capitalists or other third-parties, and we want to keep it that way. Ownership will remain with the people working on Liberate Science.

To that end, we will sign contracts with each supporting member that puts in writing that we will not sell or give any shares to third-parties. The more people sign up for supporting memberships, the bigger the lock-in.

We don’t want to be the next Mendeley.

Another way we aim to build trust is by giving supporting members the tools to hold us accountable. As a supporting member, you get to be part of our Assemblies, where we share information about the business and where we’re headed. You can request information, get to share your voice, and be part of the journey to liberate science. We want to co-create with you, not create for you.

We don’t want to be the next Elsevier….”

Introducing Hypergraph (Beta) ?

“The beta release of Hypergraph is here ? If you want to dive in immediately, download Hypergraph (Beta) for Windows, macOS, or Linux….

In Hypergraph, you only have to indicate what step you’re taking, link it to the step(s) it follows from, add relevant files, and indicate what file you want people to see first. This means that you can share all kinds of steps in your research—the theory, predictions, transcripts, materials, code, data, results (and more). Plus, you can share files such as Jupyter notebooks, scripts, data files, videos, audio files, text, and any other open file format.

 

When you share your latest research step, your peers can immediately see it, link next steps to it, and help you improve it. You share when you’re ready….

We based the design and development of Hypergraph on a few core principles (in no particular order):

Hypergraph is open source
Content is 100% free-to-access and free-to-play
You can build on anything others share
Content can travel between applications (i.e., interoperable)
It adds direct value to the researcher’s work

In other words: No paywalls, no publishing costs, no hidden costs, no copyright headaches — just your and others’ research work….”