Why Sustain Scientific Software?

This is the title of the keynote address given by Matt Turk (University of Illinois) at the
3rd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE3), held in Boulder, CO, on September 28-29, 2015. This annual workshop aims to “… address many new challenges related to the development, deployment, and maintenance of reusable software.”

Granted that software needs to be sustained, Matt addressed many of the issues that sustainability itself raises: what kind of sustainability models are feasible in science, how do we avoid burnout in people, how long should we sustain software, how can developers get credit for their work, and so on. You can download the slides at http://wssspe.researchcomputing.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/WSSSPE3_-why-sustain-scientific-software.pdf, and listen to the talk here:


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