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July 29, 2011

My OSCON’11 Hall of Fame

Seven years ago, Michelle Levesque and I wrote in “Open Source, Cold Shoulder”: Proponents of free, libre and open source software (FLOSS) often describe the...
July 24, 2011

Software Carpentry in HPCWire

HPCWire has run an interview with me about Software Carpentry (a follow-up to one they did several years ago). Regular readers will have seen the main point...
July 22, 2011

The Case of Abinit

The latest issue of Computing in Science & Engineering has a good article by Yann Pouillon, Jean-Michel Beuken, Thierry Deutsch, Marc Torrent, and Xavier...
July 20, 2011