The various features of Gitopia like Decentralized Governance, Censorship Resistance, and Permanent Storage for repositories make it the best place for educators and researchers to collaborate with others in their field worldwide. They don’t have to worry about an external entity controlling who they can collaborate with or what they can share on the platform.
With countries increasingly building firewalls to censor content on the internet and banning internet services that do not comply with government regulations, it will be challenging for educators and researchers to teach or research things impartially on the internet. Gitopia provides them with a safe haven away from all the censorship and control to do their job without worry and help in their collaborations.
The number of users in centralized code collaboration platforms identifying themselves as educators and researchers has been increasing over the years. More and more people have started using collaboration platforms to work on various projects other than programming in online communities. According to the 2020 Octoverse report, 23% of GitHub users were students and teachers who use it for educational purposes, 10% of GitHub user profiles were categorized as data, and around 6% GitHub users were scientists who used it for research-related purposes.
The rise in the numbers is expected to continue into the future as educators and researchers expand on the foundations they have built. Incentives tailored for them are essential to boost this growth and build a better future together.
Educators are the people who provide instruction or education. They are the people who will use Gitopia’s services to shape the next generation of software developers. They can use the Gitopia platform to distribute code, gain students’ feedback and collect assignments. In the post covid world, with the increased importance of online classes, a platform to collaborate and interact with students without many restrictions is crucial.
Educators can use Gitopia for the following purposes:
- Host code repositories on which students can practice programming in various programming languages.
- Store the assignments and submissions of students on Gitopia repositories.
- Store the lesson plans and course materials on Gitopia, which can be used by students worldwide.
- Universities and schools around the world can use Gitopia repositories to store the assignments and submissions of all students efficiently.
As the Gitopia platform grows and hosts an extensive collection of open source code, it will become an invaluable educational resource for programmers. With the archives of various revisions of code on Gitopia, programmers can follow the development of a particular piece of software and see how it all came together. This can make Gitopia an irreplaceable teaching tool.
Researchers will find Gitopia to be an invaluable tool to collaborate with learned minds worldwide on research projects. They can use Gitopia to collaborate on research papers and use Gitopia to collaborate on custom scripts for data collection and statistical analysis. With a lack of censorship and no central controlling authority making decisions on Gitopia, there will be no barrier stopping them from innovating and developing the software of tomorrow together.
Gitopia does not have a single point of failure, and hence there will be no disruption in services. Researchers will not have to worry about losing access to their repositories, like how many Iranian researchers lost access to their accounts when GitHub blocked their accounts due to US trade sanctions.
- Researchers can use Gitopia to store their research work securely.
- Academic institutions worldwide can use Gitopia to collaborate on research.
- Repositories can store research papers on various topics, which can be a great source of knowledge for students and researchers worldwide.
- Researchers can use Gitopia to attract funding for their work directly on Gitopia in LORE tokens.