If Software Is Funded from a Public Source, Its Code Should Be Open Source

I feel like academia is usually behind free and open source software with these kinds of things, but in this case, it might be ahead.

The United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) mandates that any NIH-funded research be available via PubMed Central, a cost-free research repository.

Of course, the challenge is enforcing the mandate. But it’s a good first step for research. And eventually, I hope, for software.

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