Of course a question of interest for other countries and their cyberinfrastructure initiatives.
The goals of the Cyberinfrastructure Software Sustainability and Reusability workshop are as follows:
- Examine software evaluation and adoption models by individual research labs and virtual organizations
- Examine models for long-term software sustainability – the ability to obtain the software one wants with assurance, obtain the information required to use the software, obtain the software and hardware environments required to run the software, and use the software.
- Discuss mechanisms for supporting sustainability, including direct government support, university-funded consortia, open source (with or without commercial support), community source, and commercialization