What Open Source shares with Science

Article Source FOSSBazaar
June 20, 2009, 6:42 am

ZDNet investigates what open source shares with science: “The speed of progress is greatly enhanced by virtue of the fact the practitioners of Science publish not only results, but methodology, and techniques. In programmatic terms, this is equivalent to both the binary and the source code. This not only helps ‘bootstrap’ others into the field, to learn from the examples set, but makes it possible for others to verify or refute the results (or techniques) under investigation.”