<rekado_>we're applying for funding for reproducibility work and one of our contacts who reviews our submission arrogantly said --- essentially --- that reproducibility with software is a solved problem. You just need to record the versions and metadata! Duh! And something with databases. Gotta have a database.
<rekado_>not anonymous, so it's extra surprising to see an opinion like this presented with so much confidence.
<rekado_>we hope that we won't need this person's approval to go ahead.
<civodul>i suppose it means you can add an outreach & dissemination section to your proposal :-)
<zimoun>yeah, I often get the same answer. And I miss then how they answer to question: where does reproducibility crisis come from? More than often, the answer “software is not an issue” is from people doing science, for real, in the 80s. Before the Internet boom. And before the data boom. :-0
<pjotrp>when it comes to rejection we are in good company. Einstein had a lot of trouble too only only got his first appointment *after* he received a Nobel prize
<rekado_>I feel that this is perhaps a bit excessive, no?
<rekado_>in the conversion of bless from %build-inputs to gexp I also found something odd: the package has both zlib:static and zlib as inputs, but when I specifically request #$(this-package-input "zlib:static") I get the same thing as when I do #$(this-package-input "zlib").
<rekado_>turns out I can build without the static lib, but ... I think that's odd.