By Antonio A. Casilli (Telecom Paristech ENST - Centre Edgar-Morin EHESS, Paris)

Introducing Proveit, a new free open-source referencing tool for Wikipedia

Just a quick post to announce that Kurt Luther and his social computing crew at Georgia Tech have released Proveit, an amazing little open-source tool that allows you to find, edit, add, and cite references in Wikipedia articles! Proveit is designed specifically for Wikipedians, so all you need is a Wikipedia account. You install it once, and each time you log in – from any computer – there it is. Better than Zotero, from this point of view ;) Plus, it works with virtually any browser, from Firefox to Chrome, from Safari to Opera. It is even said to work with Explorer – although admittedly this hardly is a plus.

Anyway, that’s how it looks on screen, and if you wanna try the live demo, click here. If you are an OSS developer, there’s a Google Code project at http://code.google.com/p/proveit-js. And if you just want to send Kurt Luther and his team a little feedback, notes of appreciation, or sheer flattery – they are all welcome at this email address.

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