Archive of Notes and Events

Open source software licences: BSD-style 18 Jan 2012

An explanation of "BSD-style" software licences, with advantages, disadvantages, and how to apply them to your code.

Open source software licences explained 18 Jan 2012

If you plan to publish some software code, you need to include a licence so that other people will know what they can do with it. This article explains how to do it.

SoundSoftware paper accepted for ICASSP 2012 12 Jan 2012

We've had a paper accepted for this leading IEEE international signal processing conference. If you're attending the event in Kyoto in March, we hope to see you there!

Get started with your software and our project site 16 Dec 2011

The SoundSoftware project provides a software project hosting site for use by UK audio and music researchers. Here's a simple 5-step guide to getting your software on the site and starting to manage it in a more sustainable way.

Version control: What system should I use? 9 Dec 2011

A version control system remembers the history of changes to your files, so you can review what you have changed and when; and it helps you to share your changes and work with colleagues more easily. Here we talk about which version control system or service to use.

Software Carpentry bibliography and reading list 8 Dec 2011

The Software Carpentry project has assembled a bibliography of research related to software engineering and computational science, to go with their existing reading list.

EPSRC Software as an Infrastructure survey 8 Dec 2011

EPSRC are calling for feedback on a proposed strategic framework for handling software as a research infrastructure in its own right.

Welcome! 7 Dec 2011

The SoundSoftware project, run from the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London, provides facilities, training, tools, and incentives to improve the publication and reuse of scientific software and data in the UK audio and music research community. The project was funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council from April 2010 to the end of September 2014 and continues to be maintained at the Centre.

Visits to Research Groups 25 Nov 2011

We're going on a series of visits to audio and music research groups around the UK, to find out more about the way researchers are working with software and how we can help.

EasyMercurial 1.1 released! 25 Nov 2011

A new updated version of our simple version control interface is now available.