is a user on You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here. @lib_reviews

Hello fediverse! 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: - IRC: .reviews on - Matrix:

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@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 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 , that could be worth having a look together on how to integrate :) do you have an API with which we could request reviews by Wikidata id?

Omg there great. A truly comparable combination to GoodReads then
@lib_reviews @paulfree14

@lib_reviews IMDB has made their datasets available

@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). 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 is not commercial, we do want to make sure that the data is fully re-usable, similar to Wikimedia's policiies)

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 awesome project. yalls plan on down the line getting a rating/cataloging frontend like imdb, rateyourmusic/sonemic, or letterboxd, or is it gonna strictly be a review thing?

@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 that are taking that on), but ultimately it's up to what the community of developers wants to work on :)