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Hello fediverse! lib.reviews/ is a free/open/nonprofit alternative to proprietary review sites like , , .

It plugs into sources: , and (OSM integration is very basic at this point). Still a long way to go but we have a small community and lots of reviews already. On GitHub at: github.com/eloquence/lib.revie - IRC: .reviews on irc.freenode.net - Matrix: matrix.to/#/#lib.reviews:matri

@lib_reviews exciting, i'll give it a look. Thanks for sharing.

hi @maxlath take a look at
@lib_reviews, they are using #opendata sources building a free/open/nonprofit alternative to proprietary plattforms like #goodreads.

Also libReview, take a look at inventaire.io/welcome developed by Maxime, also using opendata, being free etc. and being some kind of online libary

(but propably you know each others already)

@paulfree14 @maxlath We certainly know inventaire! It's a fantastic project. :)

@lib_reviews @paulfree14 we will be working at integrating reviews within inventaire somewhere in the coming year trello.com/c/uwdkvGl1/114-book , that could be worth having a look together on how to integrate lib.reviews :) do you have an API with which we could request reviews by Wikidata id?

@astro Yes, this is true; however, it does not include reviews (only ratings), and is licensed in restrictive terms (non-commercial use only, which generally does not qualify as "open data" under any common definition). lib.reviews is fully open (CC-0 for data and code, CC-BY-SA for reviews).

Unfortunately IMDB's restrictive licensing means we can't use it for metadata (while lib.reviews is not commercial, we do want to make sure that the data is fully re-usable, similar to Wikimedia's policiies)

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Hi, are there any plans for it to be a federated platform?

@danipozo I (@eloquence, the main dev) would love that, but it's huge project to do that well. Of course if anyone wants to take it on I'd be more than happy to help them explore the codebase. For myself, I'll poke at at least making it possible to follow reviewers via ActivityPub.

@mirzaba At minimum, we want to add support for review-less ratings (similar to the IMDB review/ratings distinction).

Cataloging is probably out of scope (and there are other free/open projects like inventaire.io/ that are taking that on), but ultimately it's up to what the community of developers wants to work on :)

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