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rchiveit v1.2.0 – now with permalinks and UTF-8 encoding

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.2.0. This version features a major refactoring of the codebase and two important features: Permalinks for journals! You can actually bookmark the entries now. Try to see Nature entry UTF-8 was forced for SHERPA/RoMEO XML. This means that words like Educa��o will now be displayed correctly. The version is already live at . If you visited...

What is self-archiving and why should I care? Workshop slides

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Tomorrow I will deliver a presentation at my Faculty. The topic is “self-archiving” research articles, or green Open Access. Below is the description of the workshop. At the end of this post, I share the slides of the workshop. Workshop on self-archiving Computer Science studies SPEAKER: Daniel Graziotin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano TITLE: What is self-archiving and why should I...

rchiveit v1.1.0 – search the publisher self-archiving policies

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I have just released rchiveit v1.1.0 on GitHub. This version brings several improvements, summarized here: It is now possible to search the publisher’s default self-archiving policies. For example, if your conference paper is published by the general ACM Proceedings in the Digital Library, you can just see what ACM default policies are. Share buttons are disabled when the screen is too...

Announcing rchive.it

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I am glad to announce the public availability of rchiveit, a Web application with the aim to quickly deliver the answer to the question What am I allowed to do with my scientific paper? Three days ago, I played with Bootstrap for the first time. Yes, I have background in Web Engineering but I have never played with Bootstrap before. However, in addition to play around with some CSS and...

[CfP] Special Issue “Challenges in Open Access Publishing for Software Engineering and Information Systems Fields”

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I am glad to have been invited as a guest editor for the Open Access Challenges journal. The special issue is entitled Challenges in Open Access Publishing for Software Engineering and Information Systems Fields. Although Open Access is gaining momentum in natural and life sciences, the current status of Open Access in the fields of Software Engineering and Information Systems is mostly unknown...

1st Software Factory Evening

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Similarly to the Entrepreneurship Evening, we are organizing a show-off event for the end of this year’s Software Factory course. Software Factory is a special course at the Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, in which students coming from all University Faculties develop a working software prototype for an existing customer. The course lasts only 7 weeks and is...

Introducing SEMAT Essence Accelerator

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It is a pleasure for me to announce a stable public release of SematAcc – the SEMAT Essence Accelerator. SematAcc is a web positioning system for SEMAT Essence Theory of Software Engineering. It provides practical ways to learn the Essence theory, as it enables a web positioning system to represent a software system status using Essence Kernel (currently, only the Concerns, Alphas and the...

Migrating to a new Server

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I am currently migrating ineed.coffee website to a new server. Expect some up-and-down due to DNS changes. The website should completely be OK tomorrow (2013-02-03).
Other stuff will also be moved in the subsequent days. I expect some other up-and-down during the next week, due to me doing dumb stuff with configuration files.
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2nd Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Entrepreneurship Evening

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I am pleased to invite my readers to the second edition of FUBEE, the Entrepreneurship Evening event of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB). WHAT FUBEE is organized during the Lean Startup course, which is the first course truly opened to all FUB faculties and students.It is a taste of the future of young Entrepreneurs in South Tyrol (Italy). Each of the student team delivers an executive...

Mbpfan v1.5.0 is out. Supports true multicore CPUs

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Mbpfan v1.5.0 is out! This release adds compatibility with 3.5-3.6 kernels and true multicore CPUs. That is, all Intel based Macbooks should be supported. I am using mbpfan on my Macbook Pro 6,2 on Ubuntu 12.10 successfully. This time, I could find the very kind collaboration of two Archlinux users, to make the necessary changes to mbpfan. This means that mbpfan has been successfully tested on...

Announcing mbpfan v1.4.1

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I’ve finally found the time to fix some annoying issues in mbpfan. I have just released mbpfan version 1.4.1, which is a maintenance release. I strongly recommend our testers to upgrade. This release fixes a strange fork bomb-like behavior when starting mbpfan using upstart. Also, the daemon now checks whether the required modules coretemp and applesmc are loaded or not. It also checks for...

mbpfan v1.4.0 is out

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It is a pleasure for me to announce the immediate availability of mbpfan version 1.4.0. The project attempt is to write a simple, lightweight, yet highly efficient program to adjust the CPU and the other fans of Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops running GNU/Linux. This project could not accept its destiny to be a insignificant, C refresh task. Instead, mbpfan rapidly captivated the attention of the...

OpenPomo development has stopped

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Time to admit it. I do not have the time to continue the development of OpenPomo. It has been funny to start the (probably) first non-trivial Pomodoro Android project ever. OpenPomo development started on October 2009 as a University project, under the name Pomodroid. I don’t even remember when it was first released to the public, as opensource software. My commitment to the project has...

Announcing mbpfan v1.3.0

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It is a pleasure for me to announce the availability of mbpfan (Fan-Control-Daemon) v1.3.0. This version follows the initial public release. Version 1.3.0 adds many enhancements. Among them, it now runs as an Ubuntu/Debian daemon. Additionally, CeRiAl added support for Fedora/RedHat systems. Mbpfan also correctly uses manual control of the fans and provides unittests. Check it out at the new...

An enhanced version of Simple MacBook Pro Fan Daemon for Linux

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I wanted to refresh my C knowledge. At the same time, I was complaining about how much macfanctld aggressively turns the fans of my Macbook Pro under Ubuntu 12.04. Sometimes I am afraid it is going to lift-off. I took the occasion to give a small contribution to a small opensource project, written in C. Allan McRae’s mbpfan uses a very interesting approach to control the fans, based on the...

OpenPomo Project is born

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After more than a year, I am very happy to announce that Pomodroid – the first Android advanced productivity app that lets user focus on their tasks under the Pomodoro Technique – has been discontinued. From the ashes of Pomodroid, the OpenPomo project is born. OpenPomo is a family of Android applications, all of them opensource, implementing the Pomodoro Technique. Right now...

New FranzMagazine website is online!

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After 4 months of development, cooperation with the graphics designer, hundreds of emails with the customers and many meetings, the new Franz Magazine website is online. It has been such a slow process, mostly because nobody of us could work on it full-time. The website is ready and features so many functionalities. Some bugs may still be present, some graphic contents may still be missing, but...

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.