The ideals and ideas that make up the foundation to the open source software movement may be applicable to other fields. One such field is research science. Open source science means that research, data, results and ideas are all freely shared so that new breakthroughs can be made faster cheaper and more collaboratively in a global community. Walter Jessen, of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was interviewed by LinuxInsider about what open source science is and how it works.
With the controversy currently shaking the climate change research community, maybe open access to research isn’t such a bad idea.
Read the whole interview here.
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