Open Scientific Software Commons

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Description

Proposals by Dan Gezelter:

"* We should create an open central repository location at which authors can release software and documentation.

  • Software release should be an integral and funded part of projects.
  • Software release should become an integral part of the publication process.
  • The barriers to publication of methods and descriptive papers should be lower.
  • Programming, statistics and data analysis should be an integral part of the curriculum.
  • There should be more opportunities to fund grass-roots software projects of use to the wider community.
  • We should develop institutional support for science programs that attract and support talented scientists who generate software for public release."

(http://www.openscience.org/blog/?p=270)


Source

  • Astronomical Software Wants To Be Free: A Manifesto by Weiner et al. The authors talk about some of the barriers to astronimical software development that are true in all scientific fields.