[pymvpa] Last call for: Supporting NeuroDebian to support YOUR computing environment

Yaroslav Halchenko debian at onerussian.com
Wed Sep 15 13:47:28 UTC 2010

Dear PyMVPA Developers and Users,

This Friday is our deadline to furnish all grant application materials.
If you were planing on supporting our application and have not yet
expressed your excitement in terms of letter of support -- you have only
few days left ;-)

With best regards,

On Fri, 03 Sep 2010, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:

> Dear PyMVPA Developers and Users,

> The NeuroDebian [1] Team (compare to PyMVPA Team [1a]) is asking
> for your support.  We are hoping to obtain funding for continued
> maintenance, development and expansion of the NeuroDebian project.  If
> you are using a Debian or Ubuntu operating system for your neuroscience
> research you might already benefit from our efforts of integrating
> neuroscientific software into these platforms.  For the past 5 years our
> team has provided Debian/Ubuntu packaging, maintenance and
> troubleshooting for open source software, such as ANTs, FSL, Caret,
> MRIcron, NiPy(PE), PsychoPy, PyMVPA and Voxbo (see [2] and [3] for more
> complete references).  Having research software developed by different
> groups with different technologies properly integrated into a uniform
> environment allows scientists to easily maintain a versatile up-to-date
> research environment with just of few commands/mouse-clicks and focus on
> actual research instead of tedious system administration tasks.

> To be able to continue providing this service to the community for the next
> years we are planning to submit a proposal (with PI Dr. James V. Haxby) in
> response to NIH program announcement PAR-08-010: Continued Development and
> Maintenance of Software (R01) titled

>   NeuroDebian: reliable and versatile research platform for neuroscience

> Please see the attached abstract for a more detailed description of the
> proposal.

> If you would like to see the NeuroDebian project to continue its development,
> expand coverage of relevant software and provide additional features, such as
> easy cloud-computing setups, we would be thankful if you send your "Letter of
> Support" via email [4] (preferably a PDF) or fax [5] to provide additional
> weight for our application.  For your convenience, we have composed a
> generic letter template [6].

> Thank you very much in advance for your support,

> the NeuroDebian team
> (heavily overlapping in content with PyMVPA team)

> [1] http://neuro.debian.net/#the-team
> [1a] http://www.pymvpa.org/#authors-contributors
> [2] http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs.html
> [3] http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=team@neuro.debian.net
> [4] mailto: NeuroDebian Team <team at neuro.debian.net>
> [5] Fax: +1 (603) 646-1419
> [6] http://neuro.debian.net/_files/letter_of_support_template.txt
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