Open Source Software Questions

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Routine Questions from Open Source Software Users

  1. There is a software or project “home page”.
  2. There is a statement of the purpose of the software.
  3. There is a description of the computer, operating system, and software stack needed to run the software.
  4. The software has an open-source software software license.
  5. The software has a DOI.
  6. There is a description of how to credit the software if I use it in my research.
  7. There is a way to report problems or get help using the software.
  8. The date of the last software update is available.
  9. There is a description of how the software is funded.
  10. This is a user registration process (either optional or required).

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