open science

I had the great pleasure of talking at Margaret Smith's OpenSci NY meeting today. I spoke about the benefits my group gets from its extreme openness—not just my blogging but our web-exposed code, paper, and proposal repository, our open-source software projects, and our citizen-science stuff. After me was Heather Joseph from SPARC, who talked about a huge range of interesting things, including the scale (8 billion dollars) of the science and medicine publishing industry, copyright agreement amendments for publishers, the Harvard faculty vote on open access, page charges and journal subscription costs, and a range of other crucial issues for our future. She also mentioned the point that in the open science future, papers have to be machine-readable as well as human-readable. It was a great morning.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how many people there used Apple products.