Some while back I wrote two pieces on open source research software for the Software Sustainability Institute‘s Blog. The man to thank here is Dr Mario Antonioletti, who is a Software Architect at EPCC, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. (Checkout his EPCC blog) I was very fortunate to have him as my main contact during my HPC-Europa2-funded research visit at EPCC. Mario quickly noticed my passion for open source software and thus established the connection with the Software Sustainability Institute. As the messages in both posts are (and will be) important to me I am reusing them here again.
- Why isn’t there more open source in research? A general post regarding the importance of open source software for research in science and engineering.
- Research: what a wonderful open-source world In this one I discuss the open source tools I was using at the time (most of them I still use) for my day-to-day research work, ultimately pointing out that almost my entire utilized software stack is in fact open source.