Group Mailing list Archive

29 Nov 2019

Ten years reproducibility challenge: call for participation

Dear all,
I'm delighted to share an interesting initiative that calls for authors to
try to reproduce their own results, dating back 10 years or more, involving
source code they wrote.
There are so many reasons why one may fail: for a starter, one might not even
find the (right version of) the source code of the software written back then!
You can find the details of the call at

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

27 Nov 2019

draft Software Source Code Identification WG session proposal for RDA P15

A number of us have now completed a draft proposal for a session submission for the 15th RDA plenary (Melbourne, March 2020), to be submitted by the Software Source Code Identification WG:
I plan to submit this in 12 hours, as it's due tomorrow, which is a US holiday.
If you have any comments, please add them to the document.

23 Oct 2019

[softwarecitation][SCID][software-source-code-ig] FORCE2019's Research Software Hackathon recap

Hello to the great research software community,
I'm sending this email via three mailing lists, hopefully it doesn't create
duplicates in your email account :-)
Last week we had 35 participants at the Research Software Hackathon working
hard on making software a first class citizen in the scholarly world with
representatives from the three working groups:
- the RDA's Software Source Code IG [SSC IG]
- the joint Force11 & RDA Software Source Code Identification WG [SCID WG]
- the Force11 Software Citation Implementation WG [SCI WG]

22 Oct 2019

Re: [scid] RE: [software-source-code-ig][scid] [scid] Re: [software...

On 9/16/19 2:02 PM, rdicosmo via Software Source Code Identification WG
> Dear Peer,
> thank you for your interest, we'll definitely share information on what
> happens at the hackaton, and I may give a live update to the BoF if I manage
> to come to Helsinki.
> All the best

16 Oct 2019

Announcing the Software Heritage Acquisition Process: Rescuing and preserving landmark legacy source code

Dear all,
software is a recent newcomer in the history of humankind, and while
we still have the unique chance to be able to talk to most of the people
that wrote landmark source code, we have not much time left, and huge
amount of legacy to rescue. I belive that our only chance to succeed is to
foster a collective effort, and to do that, we need to offer actionable
guidelines to those that are willing to help.
Today I'm delighted to announce an important step in this direction, with

14 Oct 2019

[softwarecitation][SCID][software-source-code-ig] FORCE2019's Research Software Hackathon is tomorrow

Hello everyone,

I know that many of you can't join us tomorrow at the Research Software Hackathon.

If you want to see what is happening, you can follow the work on the FORCE11 SCID WG github repository [1] or on our hackathon gitter room [2].

Unfortunately it is complicated to put in place remote access to the different activities.

Feel free to chat on gitter[2], open issues [3] and questions on the repository [1] or comment the working google docs (access to the google docs is possible from the Hackathon README).

13 Sep 2019

Re: [software-source-code-ig][scid] [scid] Software Source Code activities this fall (Was: Re: ...

On 9/13/19 9:44 AM, andrew treloar via Software Source Code
I won't be able to attend the Hackaton too but will be in Helsinki. So,
since I'm a newcomer, I'd be glad to meet members of the WG/IG there.
Tovo J. Rabemanantsoa
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