Preprint Service with Open Review
The initial prototype will be built by extending WordPress (wordpress.org, http://wordpress.org/), an open-source content-management system with a flexible architecture and support from a wide community of users and developers. We will likely make use of code from Annotum (annotum.org, http://annotum.org/), the WordPress-based journal-publishing system used to publish PLoS Currents. Another useful reference system is CommentPress (futureofthebook.org/commentpress, http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/), which is also WordPress-based and allows fine-grained commenting on documents. Stack Exchange (stackexchange.com, http://stackexchange.com) will serve as a model for voting and reputation, but their source code is not currently available. In order to ensure performance while avoiding additional development burden, we will employ a content-distribution network such as Amazon CloudFront (aws.amazon.com/cloudfront, http://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/), which is supported by several WordPress plugins.