These are my links for April 6th through April 17th:
- Persistent myths about open access scientific publishing | Dr Mike Taylor | Science | guardian.co.uk – “We need to look beyond open access’s economic effect on existing barrier-based publishers and see the effect it will have on society as a whole.” – quite right
- Open Source Robotics Foundation – Two great tastes that taste great together.
- Coding Horror: Learn to Read the Source, Luke– Quite right. The great thing about being an open source developer, and something that took me a while to get used to, is that when the documentation is lacking – you can just dive into the code.I learned this lesson well from Rob when I was trying to do Gtk+ development using the gtk-doc output alone. A checkout of all the major projects you depend on is essential!
- Wellcome Trust joins ‘academic spring’ to open up science | Science | The Guardian – “the results of public and charity-funded scientific research should be freely available to anyone who wants to read it, for whatever purpose they need it.”
- Exclusive: a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook release engineering – Pretty interesting article covering how Facebook do release engineering.
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