Open That Science, Damnit!

A nice read for the weekend: Michael Nielsen on Doing science in the open in Physics World.

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Open-source science doesn't make any sense. The analogy to open-source programming is very shallow. However, no doubt science will evolve to take advantage of communications tools more effectively.