[open-science] Software is fundamental to research - show your support!

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Sat Oct 18 12:08:03 UTC 2014

The Software Sustainability Institute have launched a petition to ensure 
that software is recognised as an important component of research.

The petition doesn't explicitly mention open software but the SSI engage in 
many activities that promote open and reproducible research and I know we 
have a lot of people who use and develop software extensively as part of 
their research on this list so I thought it may be of interest!


Software is fundamental to research - show your support!

Perhaps because software is intangible, we have become accustomed to 
focussing on only the hardware that makes research possible. But with very 
few exceptions, every significant advance in research over the last thirty 
years would have been impossible without software. I would like to see 
these advances continue, and that won't happen if the research community 
overlooks the role of software.

Please retweet: https://twitter.com/SoftwareSaved/status/522325490754154497
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