Martin Davis of the JTS Topology Suite project points readers
to an article in Nature
arguing that open source software should be a standard requirement for peer-reviewed science. "The paper raises the argument for open source software to a higher plane, that of being a necessary component of scientific proof. It points out that the increasing use of computational science as a basis for scientific discovery implies that open source must become a standard requirement for documentation. Apparently some journals such as Science already require source code to be supplied along with submissions of articles.
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