Quoting Ronan Cunniffe (rcunniff at stp.dias.ie):
> It looks like jobs-for-the-boys in UCC and UL. A collaboration between a
> dozen institutions in different countries is a standard academic tactic
> (it's politically harder to revoke funding if there's an international
> angle). I may be wrong, and if anybody cares to show up and explain my
> error, fire away.
It looks to me like it's all about funding: I doubt anything useful
will ever emerge from these people, but they have grantsmanship down to a
fine art. CALIBRE will permit some significant number of academic
pointy-hairs to look busy, important, and profoundly insightful while
not actually accomplishing anything of value to others.
Then, of course, they can join some big consulting firm as resident
software "scientists", billed out to large commercial enterprises to
explain to them how to do what they're already doing.
I could be wrong, but they _are_ making noies like that.
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