Category Archives: Licenses

Get Credit For Your Code: The Growth and Impact of the Astrophysics Source Code Library (Annual Report 2014)

The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) recently published its 2014 report, and you can find it on-line at http://ascl.net/wordpress/?page_id=1337, along with reports from the previous two years. The 2014 report highlights the growth and impact of the ASCL on the … Continue reading

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Licensing Astrophysics Codes session at AAS 225

On Tuesday, January 6, the ASCL, AAS Working Group on Astronomical Software (WGAS), and the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment sponsored a special session on software licenses, with support from the AAS. This subject was suggested as a topic of interest … Continue reading

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Software Events at the 225th AAS Meeting, Seattle, Jan 4-8

Reproduced from the AAS web page and the ASCL Blog, with the permission of Alice Allen. See the ASCL Blog for more details. Join the Software Publication Special Interest Group (SPSIG) The AAS Working Group on Astronomical Software (WGAS) has … Continue reading

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What makes computational open source software libraries successful?

This is the title of a paper by Wolfgang Bangerth and Timo Heister, which appeared in Computational Science and Discovery, 6 (2013)  (you may need an account with IOP to download it).  They are mathematicians with many years experience in … Continue reading

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Resources for Licensing Your Code

Last week, I reviewed a very useful paper “A Quick Guide To Software Licensing for the Scientist Programmer.” To continue the licensing theme, I am reposting material from the Astronomy Source Code Library blog, which provides some useful resources for those wishing … Continue reading

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A Quick Guide To Software Licensing for the Scientist Programmer.

I have already written about software licensing a few weeks ago. This week, I want to write about about a paper by Morin, Urban and Sliz, who wrote a primer on software licensing, with the goal of helping scientists engage … Continue reading

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Licensing Your Code: GPL, BSD and Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”

I have for some time considered changing to a more permissive license (with Caltech’s approval) for the Montage image mosaic engine, as the the current license forbids modification and redistribution of the code. My first attempt at navigating the many … Continue reading

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