Deepak Singh is pushing open science again, this time under the guise of "bursty work," the idea that valuable projects can be done in distributed teams in short, intense efforts. The Web makes it possible to share data and more easily find collaborators, but Deepak wonders whether the academic scientific community is willing to give up the reins of possessing data and authorship.

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