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Re: Debian science package nursery

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, Albin Blaschka wrote:

something similar is already happening with the Debian-GIS/ pkg-grass-general - list: The aim of the people behind is to bring GIS-Software (Geographic Information Systems) into Debian. The starting point was GRASS, therefore the (now outdated) name, but now it is dealing with various packages/programmes. See also: http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DebianGisRepository
This is what I meant with more specific packages approach.

BTW: Wouldn't it be a good idea to collect/document all those science-related work within Debian? I know of DebianGIS, there is DebianMed...what else?
There was a slight shine of Debian-Physics at horizon but nothing really
happened to my knowledge.  In the beginning of Debian-Med I've got a flamish
mail that I should not "occupy" biology with Debian-Med.  My answer is
just valid: If someone starts a Debian-Bio project I would be happy to
upload half of my work to these people. ;-)  Nothing in this direction
really happened and because medical research needs all this biological
stuff I just care for it.  My strong suggestion would be to join the
Custom Debian Distribution effort to make profit from the techniques which
will be developed there.  The more we use common techniques the less work
we have.

Kind regards



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