Welcome to the DIYbiophere repository
We really appreciate your interest in our project and we would your contributions!
The DIYbiosphere is a open-source project to connect Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) initiatives from all over the world. The goal is to have a shared and common platform that can connect people and ideas in all its possibilities and encourage the DIYbio community to work on a project together.
How it works
Each DIYbio initiative has its own entry which are organized into eight collections: projects, startups, labs, incubators, groups, networks, events, and others. An entry is added by creating its own folder in its respective collection, and adding a text file in markdown syntax with a YAML front matter, which is then rendered into its webpage. For example, the file
_projects/MyDIYbioProject/MyDIYbioProject.md could look like this:
--- # This is the front matter in YAML; between two lines of three consecutive dashes (---) title: My DIYbio Project start-date: 2000 type-org: non-profit website: http://my-diybio-project.io tags: - open hardware - citizen science --- # This is the text in Markdown syntax; after the front matter My DIYbio project is about **open hardware** and **citizen science**.
The front matter includes several
key: value pairs that render into different elements in the webpage. The
Avocado Lab is an example entry for pedagogical purposes. You can check out the raw file raw file rendered into this webpage. See the rendered image below, and by its side the different elements of the page labeled.
To contribute, you need a GitHub account (sign up).
TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read)
- COC: Be kind and respectful. Gross, rude or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Confront wrongdoers directly or report them to the board of directors.
- CT: You freely share your contributions to the repository under the MIT license. If your contributions are displayed in the website, you freely waive authorship rights of these contributions (public domain; CC0), otherwise you will specify their copyright. You will also note contributions on behalf of third parties and specify their copyright.
In increasing order of engagement you can contribute to DIYbiosphere by:
SHARING THE LOVE
- Share this project with your friends and followers! They might be interested in using the project to find DIYbio initiatives or adding their own. You don’t need a GitHub account for this!
- Star the project on GitHub! Starring helps attract potential contributors, especially expert and master developers!
- WRITING ENTRIES
PARTICIPATING IN THE ISSUES
- Comment, answer, and vote: search our issues and see if you can help out by moving our issues along:
- Submit a new issue: report a bug, ask a question, share your idea and wait for feedback and support from the community.
- Fork, commit, pull request your contributions! Tackle a good first issue to get you started
- Join the development community. The project is managed by members of the DIYbiosphere community. Request membership by submitting an issue enjoy more access privileges to the project!
- Join the conversation. You can freely join the Gitter chatroom at gitter.im/diybiosphere/sphere, or in Slack at diybiosphere.slack.com
In short: the work in DIYbiosphere is freely available to use, modify and distribute. More specifically:
- Files in the Repository are available under the MIT License
- Content in the Website is shared under the public domain by CC0 License
Credit our work as “© DIYbiosphere contributors” or “© DIYbiosphere” with a link to the Repository at: https://github.com/DIYbiosphere/sphere, or the Website at: http://sphere.diybio.org