Poking around a bit more in Docker yesterday, built some basic R containers for testing ropensci packages. https://github.com/ropensci/docker-ubuntu-r/tree/master/add-r-ropensci . Somewhat skeptical but still curious about the potential (or the need) to publish a docker image as a reproducible research object.
Attempted to add Travis builds to the Docker repo (just for fun, eh?), but appears Docker doesn’t support the older kernel of 12.04
Attempted an i386 build for the BCE, but no luck. https://github.com/cboettig/collaboratool/blob/master/provisioning/BCE-14.04-i386.json
Fun piece in the Guardian from Digital Science manager Timo Hannay on the future of scientific publishing. I think (or choose to believe that) the thesis is at the end rather than in the title.
Also commented here on DocZen’s post