QScience is a free, open source, distributed platform tailored to support the needs of modern scholarly communities. QScience offers a free, open source, web 2.0 venue for scientists to meet and discuss about science. Display of ratings of articles, users reputation and indexes of scholarly productivity are among the supported features, however what really distinguish QScience from other analogous software and web site are the following principles:
Reclaim your data
No sign-up, no central authority. Get QScience, install it, be online. Share what you want with whom you want.
A QScience instance is never isolated, but rather belongs to a network of relevant communities, among which data can be searched for, shared, and exchanged in a totally secure way with strong cryptography techniques.
Customization in Evolution
QScience is fully customizable to fit different purposes, e.g. a scholarly discussion forum, a research group home page or a research project web site. When you personalize your own QScience instance, you generate a modified version of QScience, that automatically becomes available to the world for download. In this way QScience keeps updated to the needs of the users.
This distribution was created as part of the work in the project QLectives.