Added Goverment Policy Towards Open Source Software.
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|* [[https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=100660|The Stanford Integrated Digital Library Project]] effectively morphed into Google||* [[https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=100660|The Stanford Integrated Digital Library Project]] effectively morphed into Google (interestingly enough it looks like [[http://www.eolas.com/timeline.html|Eolas]] also was planning on submitting [[http://www.eolas.com/img/11-1-Hardin-letter94.pdf|a proposal]] for the same NSF initiative)|
Pages that related to academic computing.
List of pages in this category:
Major Past Academic Computing Initiatives of Note
sudo was made at SUNY Buffalo in the early to mid 80s.
Mach (now part of OS X)
- EISPACK was created at Argonne National Laboratory and funded by the NSF and the US Atomic Energy Commission. LINPACK was developed at three universities (UCSD, University of New Mexico, and University of Maryland) and Argonne National Laboratory under NSF grant MCS76-03297.
On Technology Transfer
On Funding Models
Essentially, most academic software is either a) grant-funded in some way or b) created via some sort of consortium (i.e., the community source model). Some software lives under an umbrella organization, such as the Apereo Foundation or Apache Foundation.
Open Source / Community Source
Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure (Ford Foundation report on sustainability of open source model)
Cutting Edge: Collaboration gets the most out of software (an article discussing the funding model for and history of the SBGrid Consortium