Ilian Todorov

What sources of information, experience and models of thinking do we need to bring together in the discussions about software sustainability? Which communities do we need to connect (to)?

By Ilian Todorov, Advanced Research Computing Group, STFC.

This article represents my personal point of view. It is related to Dirk Gorissen’s blog post “The researcher programmer, a new species?” and discussions from the “Scientific Software Development and Management” group page of LinkedIn, which started after the Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop 2012 (CW12). These discussions pertain to why the software engineer in academia needs recognition.

Software has become a technique of choice for many scientists. It is often considered to be free,…

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