Thursday, September 09, 2010

Sir Muir Russell writes

Now there's a surprising thing to receive. A personal email from Sir Muir Russell who recently headed the Independent Climate Change Email Review. I had emailed the review on July 8 asking if they would be willing to release their C++ source code:

Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 00:16:23 +0100
Subject: C++ Source Code
From: John Graham-Cumming
To: [email protected]

I have now managed to read the complete report. Am very pleased to
see the suggestion on opening of source code and data. Would you be
willing to release the C++ code you used for your own CRUTEM3


And when I got no reply from that I emailed Professor Peter Clarke (on September 1):

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:17:11 +0100
Subject: Fwd: C++ Source Code
From: John Graham-Cumming
To: Peter Clarke

Professor Clarke,

Early in July I sent the following email to the
correspondence address and haven't received a reply. I wonder
whether you'd be willing to release the code directly?

I was hoping that the review would publish the code under some
suitable free software license so that others can work with it.


Sir Muir writes (from what looks like his personal email address):

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 21:18:24 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Independent Climate Change E-mails Review
To: John Graham-Cumming

Mr Graham-Cumming

Peter Clarke has drawn to my attention your request for the release of code
used in the Review's work. I am on holiday, with only occasional access to
e-mail, and will consider the matter with colleagues on my return.

Muir Russell

1 comment:

Nick Barnes said...

My attention has just been drawn to this. I similarly emailed the review asking for the code, on the report publication day. About a month later I emailed again and got a bounce. Credit to you for chasing it up. If you ever hear anything further, can you alert me?