BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance

Yavanius
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BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance...
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10370

David Anderson wrote:

BOINC's funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation has ended, at least for the time being.
This funding supported me, Rom Walton, and Charlie Fenton.
We're now working on other things, although we'll stay involved in BOINC at some level.

The BOINC project will continue, and will be run according to a community-based model rather than centrally.
In essence, the people who contribute to BOINC now make the decisions about it.

This model is summarized here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProjectGovernance
and described in detail here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C6pU5RqidYBxk9oyAevm1yH1tn4Hw27oM8YpvsnR-gg

There will probably be little visible change.
The BOINC software will continue to work.
The translation system, Alpha testing project, BOINC web site,message boards, and email lists will continue to operate.
However, any new development and major bug fixes to BOINC will need to be done by volunteer programmers.
I'm confident that the BOINC community will meet the challenge.

I welcome your feedback.
Please post it to , a new email list for discussions about the BOINC project as a whole.

-- David

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BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance

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BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance...
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10370


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The BOINC project will continue, and will be run according to a community-based model rather than centrally.
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Please pass along to other groups so people are aware. I passed it along to several projects already (check to see if it is posted to Number Crunching or moved to News such as here).

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In SETI@home Number Crunching

In SETI@home Number Crunching you'll find an exchange of mails between Ageless and Rom Walton on this subject. See also News.
Tullio

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The email exchanges can be

The email exchanges can be read directly at

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/boinc_admin

Oliver Behnke
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Important: just to avoid any

Important: just to avoid any confusion (which could already be witnessed elsewhere): the statement above concerns BOINC, not the projects that use BOINC for their scientific goals.

So, while we as Einstein@Home project do use BOINC as a technical means we're neither part of the BOINC project itself, nor do we directly depend on its funding. We are contributing to and supporting BOINC in various ways though. We'll continue to do so in the future.

tl;dr: for you as volunteers supporting Einstein@Home nothing is going to change for the time being.

Cheers,
Oliver

 


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Changing BOINC from "fuded"

Changing BOINC from "fuded" to "community based" seems to be accompanied by some commotion ... Is BOINC obsolete ? What is the reason for ending up funding by U.S. National Science Foundation ? I do not expect answers to here, I have another question: Are there practicable alternatives to BOINC ?

Arthur

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Oliver Behnke
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BOINC is neither obsolete,

BOINC is neither obsolete, nor are there suitable alternatives (that at least I'm aware of).

As you might have read, the BOINC project sent a new proposal to the NSF and it has reason to believe that the new proposal has better chances of being accepted - time will tell. Keep in mind that even NASA funding has seen massive cuts so that's nothing unusual these days...

Further questions about BOINC should be asked in the appropriate discussion group.

Oliver

 


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The BOINC core technology

The BOINC core technology requires little maintenance to simply continue to work. The addition of new technologies like new coprocessor vendors and types or new APIs is probably the most difficult.

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