Fund: Cross-browser support

We are very proud to announce the first award under our Open Annotation Fund of $7500 to the Open Gov Foundation for work by Chris Birk and Bill Hunt for cross-browser support in Annotator. Their funded proposal is included below: Summary The OpenGov Foundation is dedicated to developing and deploying technologies that support every citizen’s … Continued

An Open Annotation Fund

UPDATE: February 16, 2017. The Fund is not accepting new requests at this time. we are reviewing our approach to helping inspire and encourage the annotation ecosystem, and will update when that changes. Today we are formally announcing the availability of a $50k USD fund for Open Annotation software projects. Overview: Interest in annotation is … Continued

A Grant from the Knight Foundation

This is a cross-posting of an article that first appeared at the Knight Foundation Blog. Journalism is moving from something that a small number of professionals perform to something that citizens and journalists can collaborate on. The Internet has played the central role in enabling this trend, and emerging technologies can accelerate it. Open annotation, … Continued

Q2 Update

2013 has been an exciting year so far. We last sent out news in January. Moving forward we’ll be providing quarterly updates. Launch time We are working on a few remaining features necessary before we begin a gradual release process this fall. Beginning in September we’ll be testing annotation in a number of college classrooms … Continued

501.c3 Determination

Hypothes.is has received its official US IRS 501.c3 letter of determination, meaning we can enjoy tax-exempt status as a US non-profit corporation. While it’s an administrative detail in support of our larger strategy, it’s a substantial milestone for us and means that we can now accept funds directly without the need for the services of … Continued

Designers and Geeks

Recently we had the opportunity to present to Joe Robinson’s excellent Designers and Geeks series, which we gladly accepted. Several hundred local designers gathered this last Thursday at Yelp, and they graciously videoed the presentation.

I Annotate: A Workshop.

After two decades of progress in infrastructure and web technologies, we believe the time is finally at hand to realize the widespread annotation of human knowledge. On a recent call a suggestion was made to bring together people building annotation solutions with those that ultimately will use them. The obvious sensibility of that idea led … Continued

Welcoming Peter Brantley

As Hypothes.is moves from an early concept to a functional prototype and ultimately to a deployed application, it is essential that we organize ourselves to understand the primary communities of interest that we’re targeting. Of these, the scholarly community (scholars, scientists, journals, publishers and their various institutions) is certainly the most important. Members of this … Continued

2012 End of Year Update

Friends of Hypothes.is, While we’ve been fairly regular in our code contributions on github, in our tweets and more recently on our blog, we’re past due for an outbound communication to everyone who’s supported us over the last year and is curious about the state of activity here. A lot happened in 2012. We secured … Continued

Threading. When and why.

To encourage true conversation, people must be able to discuss annotations as well as creating new ones. We tested prototypes of several different options, and settled on a threaded discussion approach, similar to that used by Reddit, Hacker News and other sites. We’re well aware that the choice between threaded and unthreaded discussion is a … Continued