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Re: Maintaining python-ase in Debian Science team?

Hi Andreas

2012/7/15 Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu>:
> Hi Ask,
> I noticed that you are maintaining the package python-ase which is
> mentioned inside the nanoscale-physics task of Debian Science.  I wonder
> whether you might consider team maintenance of this package to enable
> other team members commiting code stright into VCS (either SVN or Git
> whatever you prefer).  It would specifically interesting because the
> tasks file is mentioning some reference
>    Title: An object-oriented scripting interface to a legacy electronic structure code
>    Author: S. R. Bahn and K. W. Jacobsen
>    Year: 2002
>    In: Computing in Science and Engineering, 4:56-66
>    URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/5992.998641
>    DOI: 10.1109/5992.998641
> which should rather be turned into a debian/upstream file.  Those
> upstream files are obtained straigth from VCS in case a package is
> maintained there - so this would give an extra reason to maintain your
> package in VCS.  Please tell me if you consider this to enable me
> just creating the debian/upstream file straight there or whether you
> rather want me filing a bug report with a patch.

Unfortunately the reference in question is not freely available (with
scientific publishers as always abusing copyright laws to siphon money
out of universities' pockets, not to mention hindering the
dissemination of scientific knowledge), but also it is very old and
does not correspond closely ASE nowadays.  In practice I would regard
it as unimportant, except it is the thing that one would usually cite
if using ASE.  All current info on ASE is on the ASE web page
wiki.fysik.dtu.dk/ase .

Let me know if there is anything I can do.  I would be quite happy if
others want to help as well.

Best regards

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