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The Hypothesis Project – To Enable a Conversation Over the World’s Knowledge

Posted by Marcus Zillman

The Hypothesis Project – To Enable a Conversation Over the World’s Knowledge
https://web.hypothes.is/

The Hypothesis Project is a new effort to implement an old idea: A conversation layer over the entire web that works everywhere, without needing implementation by any underlying site. Their team creates open source software, pushes for standards, and fosters community. Using annotation, they enable sentence-level note taking or critique on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more. Everything they build is guided by these principles. In particular that it be free, open, non-profit, neutral and lasting to name a few. We are a non-profit organization, funded through the generosity of sponsors like the Knight, Mellon, Shuttleworth, Sloan, Helmsley, and Omidyar Foundations—and through the support of thousands of individuals like yourself that want to see this idea come to fruition. You can donate to their effort, or view their tax returns. Their efforts are based on the annotation standards for digital documents developed by the W3C Web Annotation Working Group. They are partnering broadly with developers, publishers, academic institutions, researchers, and individuals to develop a platform for the next generation of read-write web applications. You can follow our development progress on their roadmap. Many have contributed tools, plug-ins and integrations. This will be added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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