[ESIP-all] Call for White Papers on open code policy for NASA

Parsons, Mark parsom3 at rpi.edu
Wed Dec 20 14:13:55 EST 2017


Call for White Papers: Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science

NASA has requested the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to investigate and recommend best practices as the Science Mission Directorate considers whether to establish an open code policy, complementary to its current open data policy. The committee appointed by the Academies to carry out this study is now soliciting community input in the form of white papers. Full details of the committee’s membership and schedule of activities, as well as the statement of task for this study and detailed instruction for drafting and submitting a white paper, are available on the study webpage<http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/CurrentProjects/SSB_178892>.

The specific goal of this call for white papers is to hear broadly from the community on any issues, situations, or points of view relevant to the topic, to ensure consideration of the full set of possible consequences of any new NASA open source policy. For the purpose of this call, “open code” and “open source” refer to computer program source codes released publicly under an open source license, as defined by the Open Source Initiative<https://opensource.org/licenses>.

To be considered at the committee’s next meeting, white paper submissions are due no later than January 12, 2018. The committee strongly encourages authors to submit white papers by this deadline, but papers will continue to be received until midnight on January 31, 2018.

Questions about the project or white paper submissions may be directed to the project staff at: asheffer at nas.edu<mailto:asheffer at nas.edu>.


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