Sridhar Gutam is into Agricultural Research Service of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and currently is working as a Senior Scientist in ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on Fruits hosted at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Bengaluru, India. He is also Convener of the Open Access India, a community of practice advocating for Open Access, Open Data, Open Education, and Open Science in India. His area of interests are Plant Physiology of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops and Plant Phenology, Opening up of Access to Data and Information in Agricultural Sciences, and application of Free and Open Source Software in agricultural research. He is an alumnus of CLACSO's working group, Bienes Comunes y Acceso Abiertoon (Commons and Open Access), and is currently on board of agriRxiv, IndiaRxiv, Thesis Commons, Redalyc-AmeliCA, and Dryad. He can be reached @SridharGutam
Scientists and researchers need tools to share their works openly to invite collaborations and feedback. Though there is free and open-source software available to use for the journal publications and repositories, specific instances need to be developed and to be contributed by the Debian community so that the communities of researchers can use the packages to share their data & information. And the shared data and information then can be used to study and new knowledge can be generated. This proposed talk is to put forth the idea and the means for Debian packages for Open Science.