Re: Is engineering on-topic?
Thaddeus H. Black wrote:
> Is engineering software on-topic here?
I think so.
I think engineering has as much overlap with some areas of science as say
physics and chemistry do. Probably more overlap than physics and biology do.
> Current Debian examples of engineering software include
> tochnog, nec, geda, acs and lam4. A physicist might
> find tochnog and lam4 almost as interesting as a
> mechanical engineer did. On the other hand, if
> electrical engineers started discussing VHDL on this
> list, the scientific subscribership might get pretty
> bored pretty fast.
I think that we get that problem as soon as we talk specifics in any discipline
- certainly there are science packages that have no relation whatsoever to my
own research, and in which I am therefore not very interested. That doesn't
mean that people shouldn't discuss them on this list :)