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Putting a code open source

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I'm writing a big materials simulator with Matlab and want to release it open source thorough the University website and a dedicated one, is there a specific pathway?

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Bjorn Gustavsson
Bjorn Gustavsson on 13 Jun 2019
Put an open-source copyright/copyleft license on your code, look for example for GPL version 3, or other open-source license (wikipedia is a good source for various variants. The nuances regarding what's permitted and prohibited under
different licenses is too complex for me to advice on.). Tar/zip everything up and make available, consider using git-hub or similar, I really like to find stuff at the matlab central file exchange, so in my opinion that is a good place for others to
make their code available. On that part there is not that much more to it.
Then I always find tools with good documentation, examples and integrated help-facilities very important for me to use tools. You might benefit from making sure your tool has as low an entrance-threshold as you can make it.
HTH

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Hans Scharler
Hans Scharler on 20 Jul 2020
Edited: Hans Scharler on 20 Jul 2020
You can share your open source MATLAB project via GitHub and then peer it to File Exchange. This will get you maximum reach and the project is installable from MATLAB Add On Explorer.

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