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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)

@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.

@lib_reviews love this on so many levels. Any plans to federate the platform? Seems like it might be crucial to bake that in from the start...

@kidwellj

Thanks for the kind words! I personally won't be able to take the lead on federation support in the near future, but let me know if you're interested in collaborating on it! - Erik

@lib_reviews fab. Good to know you’re open in principle - will keep an eye on the project and contribute what I can!

@lib_reviews I was starting to build something like this. I'm wondering what you're doing in regards to verifying reviews. That is, how do you search reviews and how do you establish a web of trust for reviews?

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