Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2012 02:08 UTC
In the News "Modern science relies upon researchers sharing their work so that their peers can check and verify success or failure. But most scientists still don't share one crucial piece of information - the source codes of the computer programs driving much of today's scientific progress." Pretty crazy this isn't the norm yet.
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RE: Yes and no
by cyrilleberger on Mon 16th Apr 2012 06:02 UTC in reply to "Yes and no"
cyrilleberger
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There is a danger that by releasing the source code, other scientists would use the source code with all the bugs which causes errors to propagate undetectably in derived research.


Instead of that, they should write their own implementation with its own set of bugs... right? Instead of fixing the bugs in the original implementation and bringing improvements...

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