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Fedora 32 Self-Contained Change proposal: Comp Neuro Lab

<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Comp_Neuro_Lab" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Comp_Neuro_Lab">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Comp_Neuro_Lab</a>

== Summary ==

This Change will add a new Fedora Lab image to the Fedora repertoire
for users working in Computational Neuroscience.

== Owner ==

* Name: [[User:bt0dotninja| Alberto Rodriguez Sanchez]],
[[User:Dan1mal| Danny Lee]], [[User:Ankursinha| Ankur Sinha
"FranciscoD"]], [[SIGs/NeuroFedora| NeuroFedora SIG]]
* Email: `sanjay DOT ankur AT gmail.com`, `neuro-sig AT lists.fedoraproject.org`

== Detailed Description ==

The NeuroFedora SIG is working on leveraging the excellent resources
provided by the Fedora community to enable and improve the use of FOSS
in (neuro) science.
This Lab image is aimed at computational neuroscientists---many of
which use complex tools but hail from non-computing backgrounds.
By providing this software to them in a pre-packaged, ready to install
Lab image, we hope to enable their work.

NeuroFedora has been presented to the research community at various
gatherings and has received positive feedback:

* the CNS*2019 conference:
<a href="https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-poster-presentation-guide" title="https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-poster-presentation-guide">https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-poster-presentation-guide</a>
* The Open Source Brain workshop:
<a href="http://www.opensourcebrain.org/docs/Help/Meetings#OSB_2019" title="http://www.opensourcebrain.org/docs/Help/Meetings#OSB_2019">http://www.opensourcebrain.org/docs/Help/Meetings#OSB_2019</a>

The kickstart files are here: <a href="https://pagure.io/neuro-sig/neuro-scripts/" title="https://pagure.io/neuro-sig/neuro-scripts/">https://pagure.io/neuro-sig/neuro-scripts/</a>

== Benefit to Fedora ==

This change provides computational neuroscientists with a ready-to-use
Fedora based image to use in their work.
By doing so, it aims to encourage more users to use FOSS, specifically
Fedora, in their scientific work.

== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: A limited change---it introduces a new kickstart
file for the generation of the Lab Image. It does not affect any other
components of the Fedora community/life cycle. Additionally, we will
have to communicate with the Websites team to create a new page for
this change on <a href="https://labs.fedoraproject.org" title="https://labs.fedoraproject.org">https://labs.fedoraproject.org</a>.
* Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Release engineering: Not currently sure.
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Trademark approval:
[https://pagure.io/Fedora-Council/tickets/issue/269 Approved by the
Council]

== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
N/A (not a System Wide Change)

== How To Test ==

* Download the new installer Live image.
* Install it.
* Use it, file bugs if some software does not work as expected.

== User Experience ==

Users will see a new Live Lab image on <a href="https://labs.fedoraproject.org" title="https://labs.fedoraproject.org">https://labs.fedoraproject.org</a>

== Dependencies ==
N/A

== Contingency Plan ==

The contingency would be to simply to push the image generation to the
next release.

== Documentation ==

The NeuroFedora SIG maintains user-documentation at
<a href="https://neuro.fedoraproject.org" title="https://neuro.fedoraproject.org">https://neuro.fedoraproject.org</a>
We disseminate news and information about our work on the various
mailing lists, and on the NeuroFedora blog at:
<a href="https://neuroblog.fedoraproject.org" title="https://neuroblog.fedoraproject.org">https://neuroblog.fedoraproject.org</a>.
More information on our communication channels is here:
<a href="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/neurofedora/communicating/" title="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/neurofedora/communicating/">https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/neurofedora/communicating/</a>