By now, you've probably read several blog post and articles that make arguments for why research data and software should be free and open to all — we figure one more won't hurt.

In a recent post, an Ensembl outreach officer makes a case for why Ensembl's data and code are open source and open access that is based on economics and chance.

Economically speaking, making everything open saves time, money, and infrastructure and just makes for more efficient research.

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