On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 2:01 PM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello everyone,

I hope everyone had an amazing Flock this year! I was hoping to discuss
this there in-person but I couldn't make it this year :(

I've recently resurrected the NeuroFedora SIG (it's my area of research
so I'm quite happy to maintain it), but while I was looking around I saw
that we already have a few science related SIGs in Fedora---I was aware
of maybe one or two, but not all of them, in spite of one or two being
featured on labs.fp.o!

- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/bigdata
- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Astronomy_SIG
- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/ML
- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/FedoraMedical
- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/NeuroFedora
- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Robotics
- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/SciTech

Now, mostly, these are groups of people who come together and package up
software that is relevant to the particular field, and the SIGs work
independently of each other. However when one looks at them, one
realises that lots of work that each SIG does overlaps with other SIGs.

I think it's quite within our community goals to further Open Science.
So, I was wondering if we could organise the SIGs better under a common
umbrella: "Fedora <3 science" or something of the sort. It'll give all
SIGs a common theme, it'll also enable us to market science in Fedora
better (or so I think), and it'll enable other community members
interested in other sciences to start their own SIGs in the future.

I like the idea of a meta-science SIG that could help each other.  I suspect that many of these have small memberships.

What do folks think? Would this come under CommOps?

I think CommOps may be able to help, but isn't where this should live.  If we need a body for this to have a dotted line too, I suggest Mindshare.  See Globalization here: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/orgchart/


I'm happy to help
with this, of course---I'd really like to make Fedora a "go-to"
distribution for whatever sciences the community can support, not just


Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"

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