A scientific basis for Open Source Software
Posted May 19, 2012 14:37 UTC (Sat) by magi
Parent article: A scientific basis for Open Source Software
I have thought that this is a good idea for a long time. However, the other problem will be to convince the scientist to release their code as open source. I don't think that commercialisation is such a big issue (at least in the field where I am working), but the bigger issue is one of control:
- this is my research and code how can I make sure no-one is publishing results before I have finished with it?
- this is a complicated model, how can I make sure that others understand its limitations and do not publish results that are based on misuses of the model?
Another item on my wish list is that research councils should recognise (open source) software as creditable products like journal papers.
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