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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "ClimateProposal" by ChrisMattmann
Date Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:27:18 GMT
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rationale section

  With this diversity, we anticipate that while everything may not just work turnkey out of
the box, this represents a unique opportunity to demonstrate Apache to the international community
and to show the benefits of its community and social models. That said, we also have a lot
of ASF experience to make sure everyone learns the Apache way.
  === Rationale ===
+ We are bringing RCMES to Apache for a few reasons. First, we feel that it will immediately
enable our collaborators across a number of institutions both nationally and internationally
have the opportunity to work on a common software base, and to improve it with contributions
from their own sites. Currently these are difficult to negotiate now because of varied legal
and contribution frameworks -- Apache allows us to simplify this to a unified one. Second,
using the ASF's world-wide mirroring system, we will be able to deliver climate software broadly
to the community as we release it, rather than sneaker netting the software around or establishing
our own point release infrastructure. 
+ Bringing this project to Apache also immediately thrusts the ASF into the thriving ecosystem
of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX), the US National Cimate Assessment,
the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (the US contribution to CORDEX)
and into relevance for upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment
activities at a number of different institutions. We also seek to help lead and encourage
du jour standard development rather than top down level dictating of standards for climate
software and the ASF will provide us a means for that.
- Why bring JPL RCMES and CDX?
-   - collaborate with CORDEX scientific software development.
-   - Deliver to US National Climate Assessment
-   - Deliver to CORDEX
-   - Deliver to the IPCC 6th report and future analyses
-   - Standardize and share software that is disparate (develop a "du jour" standard)
  === Initial Goals ===
  The initial goals of the proposed project are:

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