[Pw_forum] contribute to the wiki !

Nicola Marzari marzari at MIT.EDU
Sun Mar 29 18:09:37 CEST 2009

Dear All,

a brief comment - you remember JF Kennedy saying "Don't ask what
Quantum-ESPRESSO can do for you, but what you can do for Quantum-ESPRESSO" ?

The idea here is that if Q-E is indeed an important tool for your
work or research, it would be great to contribute something back
to the community (btw, this is my own stance, not a Q-E policy !).

The simplest form is to contribute to the wiki:

You can register by asking Nicola Bonini ( bonini at mit.edu ) to open
you an account, and then you can update it - e.g. adding your own
papers to the bibliography (this is really an *ethical imperative*,
if you use Q-E), or summarizing in a FAQ something that has been
asked over and over again in the mailing list.

Of course, an even more special way of contributing is to help iron
out all bugs in the code, or, even better, contributing new
capabilities (an excellent example in the last few days was for
some hybrid DFT functional). More complex efforts, linked or not
to QE, can even be hosted in the "umbrella" page www.qe-forge.org ,
that is meant to be a tool for developers of any atomistic code.

Thanks !


Prof Nicola Marzari   Department of Materials Science and Engineering
13-5066   MIT   77 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge MA 02139-4307 USA
tel 617.4522758 fax 2586534 marzari at mit.edu http://quasiamore.mit.edu

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