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. "Regardless, the bias at this end is on open source projects that could be leveraged as part of larger solutions or address some of the smaller, seemingly trivial problems that drive so many of us batty," he says.
Plus It Sounds Cuter Than 'Science 2.0'
Feb 05, 2008