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Once you’ve finished your software, provided it as open source on GitHub, written your paper, and you’re ready to move on, you might be surprised if issues start showing up for you to address. To ensure the reproducibility and longevity of your work, it’s essential to respond in a timely manner, and help the interested party to fix bugs, review pull requests, and other standard maintainer roles. If you’re a busy person or you’ve moved on to other projects, this additional responsibility can be a burden, and so we will offer to do it for you. In addition to serving as maintainer for your code repositories, in the case of open source software, we will also add it to a growing list of Stanford maintained software. We are proud of the software and algorithms produced by our University, and want to share that.

Would you like help with maintenance? Please let us know.