No code needed
Posted May 24, 2012 8:35 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: No code needed
Parent article: A scientific basis for Open Source Software
Finally, there is one of the most important components, competitive edge. Grant money is essential and I am NOT going to help someone using my code beat me to the same grant!
Shameful. Instead of advancing the state of the art we are back to Alchemy, but with software as the secret ingredient that nobody else must have. Just replace "code" with "formula" or "reaction" in the above.
Only for this reason public research grants should mandate publication of the code bases under free licenses. The days where a few equations were enough to reproduce someone else's results are long gone in too many fields.
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