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Re: ESA Summer of Code in Space 2011

On Thu, 07 Jul 2011, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-07-06 at 20:12 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Thu, 07 Jul 2011, Paul Wise wrote:
> > > Does Debian have any space related software?
> > 
> > Yes.
> Do you know of any specific packages?

apt-cache shows a lot of them, keywords "orbital", "celestial", "space",
"orbit".   And there is also octave and R, plus the numbercrunching
libraries like ATLAS.

> > There is this:
> > http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2011/org_admin_mentor_agreement
> > 
> A similar clause is present in the Google Summer of Code. In fact the
> SOCSIS one is a word-for-word copy with s/Google/SOCSIS (wdiff below).

I looked for it before to posting, and didn't manage to find it.  My bad.

> http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/mentoragmt

> Are you suggesting that Debian should pull out of the Google Summer of
> Code? or that it is OK for Debian to also join the SOCSIS?

Well, ESA can't be a more high-profile target [to patent trolls and
submarine patents] than google.  If the DPL and the SPI lawyers are okay
with it for GSOC, I suppose there is no reason to not also join the SOCSIS.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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