International Free and Open Source Software Law Review. Open source in af metropolitan Library. OSOR Focus — Open Source Observatory. Volume 20/2007, Number 2. Open Source Science: A New Model for Innovation. In a perfect world, scientists share problems and work together on solutions for the good of society.
In the real world, however, that's usually not the case. The main obstacles: competition for publication and intellectual property protection. Is there a model for encouraging large-scale scientific problem solving? Yes, and it comes from an unexpected and unrelated corner of the universe: open source software development.