Monday, December 25, 2006

Open Science

In the coming years we'll hear more about Open Science.

"One of the biggest drivers for open science, regardless of how it is defined, is the transparency that it brings to the scientific process. Fundamentally most scientists are interested in furthering knowledge and I think the general attitude of scientists, where they are always afraid of being scooped, or reluctant to share data is misplaced and against their own general convictions. It is for that reason that I think that over time academic research will increasingly start moving in the direction taken by the Creative Commons license." via bbmg

ps 303,000 records in Google today for "open science"

1 comment:

Jean-Claude Bradley said...

Rafael, I am running a breakout session on Open Notebook/Open Source Science on the afternoon of Jan 20 at the NC Science Blogging conference. If you are in the area it would be great to see you again.