This time we bring you an interview with Michael Hanke and Yaroslav O. Halchenko, leaders of the NeuroDebian project. NeuroDebian is a turnkey platform (using Debian as its foundation) that offers a huge bundle of FLOSS software for neuroscientists. Enjoy the interview!
F4S: Does NeuroDebian have sponsors?
NeuroDebian Team: Strictly speaking, we have no sponsors. But we had and have patrons — first and foremost Dr. James V. Haxby, who enthusiastically continues to support NeuroDebian in various ways, including an endless supply of Godaddy renewal coupon codes to keep our project affordable and under-budget.
We were also both very fortunate to have Ph.D. advisors (Dr. Stephen J. Hanson and Dr. Stefan Pollmann) that, very early on, saw potential in this endavour and allowed us to devote an unreasonable amount of time to it. We also got support from our users and collaborators: a number of institutions around the globe now host mirrors of NeuroDebian repository.
Recently we also joined the INCF Task Force on Neuroimaging Datasharing from whom we have received support for community outreach and technical collaborations.
F4S: Please, give us a …