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xSDK Community Package Policies

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posted on 03.07.2019 by Barry Smith, Roscoe Bartlett, xSDK Developers
We are working toward the development of an Extreme-scale Scientific Software Development Kit (xSDK)---a collection of related and complementary software elements that provide the building blocks, tools, models, processes, and related artifacts for rapid and efficient development of high-quality applications.  

As an initial step in creating the xSDK, we have written a set of xSDK community package policies that a software package must satisfy in order to be ​xSDK compatible​. The designation of a package being xSDK compatible informs potential users that the package can be easily used with other xSDK libraries and components and thus helps to address issues in long-term sustainability and interoperability among packages. 


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