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Message 21163 - Posted: 7 Nov 2008, 23:05:56 UTC

It is important that BOINC remain apolitical just as science in general should not take political sides. But now that we are seeing a new US Administration transition in Washington, I am seeing opportunities that have never been available to BOINC previously. No one can deny that the US government has an influencial role in scientific research.

Fresh blood is coming into Washington that may be more sympathetic to research projects that take a grass roots approach to science which is the very escence of BOINC.

We have a short period of time to communicate public interest in BOINC to this new administration receptive to new ideas. So I ask us to consider, whether there are any public policy proposals related to BOINC that we should try communicating to this new administration?

Among my own interests

  • More Funding for grid based research
  • More Funding for grid based education projects
  • Some kind of public recognition for contributions made by crunchers


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Message 21172 - Posted: 8 Nov 2008, 20:57:40 UTC - in response to Message 21163.  
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It is important that BOINC remain apolitical just as science in general should not take political sides. But now that we are seeing a new US Administration transition in Washington, I am seeing opportunities that have never been available to BOINC previously. No one can deny that the US government has an influencial role in scientific research.

Fresh blood is coming into Washington that may be more sympathetic to research projects that take a grass roots approach to science which is the very escence of BOINC.

We have a short period of time to communicate public interest in BOINC to this new administration receptive to new ideas. So I ask us to consider, whether there are any public policy proposals related to BOINC that we should try communicating to this new administration?

Among my own interests

  • More Funding for grid based research
  • More Funding for grid based education projects
  • Some kind of public recognition for contributions made by crunchers


Here on this side of the Atlantic, people also hold great hope for the new administration that will be in government in January. The whole world shares in the excitement of what is happening in US politics.

While this is happening, it changes nothing about BOINC software or the projects that use it.

Does it make any difference if its Bush or Obama when it comes to spreading the word about BOINC projects?

To follow up on your suggestion Jack, someone like yourself would have to contact your state senator and offer some kind of formal proposal to increase funding to the BOINC project.

I also think that a "Media Blitz" would be something that would cost money. In our recent boinc marketing discussion, we got zero response from the projects who were aware of the discussion.

John.
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