Rave reviews for Freelex / Mātāpuna lexicography system

24 12 2010

Some things just take time – especially recognition.

My Free and Open Source Freelex / Mātāpuna Dictionary Writing System was just reviewed by Oumar Bah in Language Documentation and Conservation. (Download the PDF of the article).

Bah writes:

It is a DWS much like Toolbox, iLex or TshwaneLex, but uninke the others, it is entirely web-based.  This means that its interface can be opened with any usual browser, which is a huge advantage if we consider that most users are now familiar with the Internet.  Furthermore, its network feature makes it well-suited for collaborative dictionary projects, either in a Local Area Network or on the Internet …

Matapuna is a dictionary tool I warmly recommend, especially for collaborative small or medium scale projects with little funding…

Open Source Contributors

24 11 2010

I was one of the judges this year at the NZ Open Source Awards, and presented the award for the Open Source Contributor of the year, which was won by Tabitha Roder for her work on the One Laptop Per Child project.

Watch the YouTube Video, including my now-famous quote, “We cannot afford to have a proprietary fist squeezing the testicles of scalability”