Communication on Debian Science Was: (Re: New Debian Science metapackages (Was: debian-science_0.16_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable))
Le mardi 17 avril 2012 à 22:03 -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko a écrit :
> Under this umbrella of the subject from an automated response let me
> bring a related topic:
> With the blooming number of scientific applications we
> carry/support in Debian I think that we should start thinking about
> positioning Wheezy 7.0 as "scientific as in the guts not as in the name"
> (slogan can vary ;-) ). IMHO Debian as a rich platform for scientific
> computing is heavily undervalued, and partially that is due to us just
> doing work and not much PR, and that we are working within bigger
> project (i.e. Debian) and not on a half-baked derivative with its own
> So, here are few activities I think worth pursuing
> - catchy release notes statement highlighting well-covered fields of
> science, computing platforms (distributed, MPI, ...),...
> - some short high-level tech-review paper to be submitted to some
> relatively well known journal (not sure if we could aim at Science ;-)
> but who knows...) which provides a tasty introduction into such an
> ideal platform for a scientist, and then brief glance overview how it
> addresses those topics everyone in scientific communities
> drooling about: reproducibility (e.g. snapshoting with cpack, VMs),
> sharing (obvious for anyone in FOSS, but might be worth making it
> explicit), methodologies rapid dissemination and adoption,
> community-driven (once again -- obvious, but making explicit lack of
> commercial company baby sitting etc, would imho be beneficial), etc.
> interested to join? I think I will start composing it time
You are right. We suck at PR.
This sounds as great ideas. Count me in!