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Welcome to the Winter Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. 

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Wednesday, January 11 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sustainability Roundtable: A discussion of current approaches for Open Science software

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The question of achieving sustainable funding for research/science software is an active topic of concern. Many of us are familiar with the anecdotal stories of successful (or not) community engagement and funding diversification in open source software projects; in this session, we're opening up the floor to for folks to share success stories, not-quite-success stories and current approaches and concerns in sustainable software across project size and type. We'll start the session with informal lightning talks, getting at the following:

  1. Brief description of software project (size, community, aims)
  2. Community engagement efforts (what worked? What didn't?)
    1. As your project evolved, did this change?
  3. Funding diversification efforts (what worked? What didn't?)
    1. As your project evolved, did this change?
  4. What options for alternative (non-federal agency) funding are you considering?
  5. Wildest idea you and your research group has ever had for alternative funding?

As we consider the activities, through governance, community engagement and funding approaches, we can start to understand what guidance we can provide, for managing projects over a long lifecycle and for addressing requirements in sustainability plans, and where we find gaps to support data-driven feedback in those areas.


Wednesday January 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST