Think open source is all software? Think again!

When I say Open Source—- you say “software.”  How about science?

It makes sense, really.  I’ve always thought of science as the free exploration of ideas about how things work.  The science of today is built on the foundations of yesterday.  In Vivian Wagner’s article, “Open Source Science: A Revolution From WithinOpen Source Science: A Revolution From Within,” she looks at the ways the science is using the same techniques of organizing and sharing information that has made open-source successful.  It’s an interesting read and provides much food for thought.  What would happen if this approach to solving problems became more common?  I don’t have any answers… just curiosity.  I’m very interested to see where all of this thinking takes us.

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