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The Berkman Center is proud to announce the 1.1.0 release of
the H2O system.
The 1.1.0 release is a major step in the evolution of H2O, as it includes the
first version of the Idea Exchange components. This initial release of the
Idea Exchange components includes all features necessary to host a course
entirely on H2O, including resource (readings, notes, videos, etc) uploads
and traditional, adhoc discussion boards. More interestingly, the system now
facilitates the collaborative development of course syllabi, allowing
project leaders not only to upload course materials to the site but also
easily to browse, search, and import the materials of other projects into
their own projects. Since all syllabi created on the Idea Exchange are
covered by a Creative Commons license, project leaders are free to share
their ideas with others and thereby to create a community around the free
exchange of educational syllabi and content.
Specifically, the 1.1.0 release includes the following new features:
* the ability to upload resources, including files of any type, to projects
and organize them into topics
* the ability to search through resources
* the ability to license project materials under Creative Commons licenses
* relevant resource recommendations from the system
* rotisserie discussion partner recommendations from the system
* traditional, adhoc discussions in addition to rotisserie discussions
* free text project search
The public H2O site is running the 1.1.0 version at:
Source code and binary packages are freely available at:
For more information on Creative Commons licenses, see:
The H2O project is run by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at
Harvard Law School:
What do you think of the new release?
I won't have the opportunity to try the new features before this round ends, but it sounds like great stuff that will improve the utility of H2O. Keep up the good work.
By the way, I sure could use a text box spelling checker here, the one from squirrelmail in PHP is a nice public domain spell checker I added to phpwiki which should be easy to add here. (you can see it work at http://WikiWorld.com )
A good suggestion which the team could look into.I was also wondering if "language translator" could be added.There are few available for free.
translate links are easy to add, e.g. italian http://babelfish.altavista.com/urltrurl?url=http%3A%2F%2Fh2o.law.harvard.edu/viewThread.do?postId=3833&lp=en_it&tt=url
It works nicely at http://www.deoxy.org/dec_evo.htm for example.
A nice suggestion. "Easy to implement" raises something that already may exist, and that I may have overlooked.
Last year there was a Rotisserie discussion about desired features.
I wondered if the Meta-group, or other groups would benefit if there was a mechanisms which would enable participants to easily display and access wishlist items any time they were in front of a screen with a Rotisserie question.
Thanks for proposing both a gap and a solution -- this sounds like a nice addition.