A simple, interesting, obvious step: PeerJ/paper-now . That is, or will be soon, exactly what I need for writing a decent article about chemlambda, i.e. one where I can show, in the article, demos with animations like those from the chemlambda pages.
This may be a huge step forward from the discussions about OA because:
- offers a clear improvement of the article format, allowing it hopefully to merge with formats like animations, databases, programs which one can execute in the browser.
- it exports the format of the paper (this is like if latex were a publisher and decides to export the latex programs so that everybody could write a latex article)
- which has the obvious advantage that one can host on it’s page an article in an uniform format, idea which solves two things at once: (1) how to make an article friendly for future semantic queries (2) where to put the article on the web
- Github is already the answer and the perpetrator of a silent revolution (is already more than 10 times bigger than arXiv, and git is a model of collaboration tool which is not based on choke points and centralized thinking), so to export the PeerJ/paper-now to Github is natural and brilliant.