open-source software for bioinformatics (was Re: Unix vs Linux - the movie.)

John S. J. Anderson jacobs+usenet at genehack.org
Sun Jul 30 11:40:03 EST 2000


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>>>>> "Don" == Don Gilbert <gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu> writes:

Don> But that still doesn't argue that pressure need be put on authors
Don> to conform to providing full access to their work.  Better that
Don> we argue the merits of sharing code, and try to find incentives
Don> to promote sharing, than that we try to remove incentives for new
Don> works in the area.

Don, what are your feelings about journals requiring submission of
source code for peer review as a prerequisite for publication?
(Ignoring, for the moment, all the potential complications about code
theft, subsequent sale of the code, etc.)

john.

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