The relationship between open source and science might in fact be reciprocal—science might begin to look more like open source. Researchers and scientists around the world are calling for freely-licensed data sets; open-access publishing conditions; and collaborative, transparent peer review. They're seeking ways open source principles might enhance centuries-old practices of knowledge production in the digital age.
It's becoming a movement: open science.
Learn more about the ways openness, transparency, rapid prototyping, and collaboration are impacting the ways science is both practiced and funded in our collection:
What is open science? — by Bryan Behrenshausen
US Air Force lab: robots, open source, and virtual reality — by Lauren Egts
Open source and open data's role in modern meteorology — by Ben Cotton
Explore the night sky with these two open source apps — by Don Watkins
16 science projects for open innovation — by Jen Wike Huger