[kwlug-disc] A feel-good story about the power of open source

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 08:06:35 EST 2019


Not too shabby, Jason!


On Wed, 13 Feb 2019 at 22:11, Jason Eckert <jason.eckert at gmail.com> wrote:

> Two decades ago, a piece of open source software I wrote for a Canadian
> HPC project (involving SHARCNET) caught the attention of someone working
> for NASA JPL, and after a few emails and a call regarding our experience
> applying it, a modified version of it was used in a small way to help the
> Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission involving the rovers Spirit and
> Opportunity.
> With today's announcement that the MER mission is officially over, it's
> nice to know that a piece of open source software I wrote made it easier
> for NASA JPL, even if it was in a small way - it made me smile over coffee
> this morning!
>
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