Commentary: Open Source science?
From Earlham Cluster Department
DiBona, Ockman and Stone claim that "science is ultimately an Open Source enterprise", but they introduce this idea with a discussion of tensions between access and secrecy in the context of early DNA research. Why was Watson reluctant to share his and Crick's model with Pauling? Where did the data that their model was based on come from? What happened to the source of that data?