I’m the Innovation Scientist of the Center for Astrophysics and formerly the American Astronomical Society. I help other astronomers do research better and faster. You can find out more on my About Me page, and you can find me on Mastodon as @pkgw@mastodon.world or over email at peter@newton.cx.

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Get Outta My Repo

Daniel Katz recently wrote a piece entitled “Software and Software Metadata” summarizing some of his current thoughts about the software metadata and what it would take to achieve a sort of “FAIR-ness” for software. As I read the article, I realized that — while I’m 100% on board with the goals — I’ve actually convinced myself that the implementation strategy we need is pretty different from what Katz outlines.

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Implementing Software Versioning