|As read in this post appeared in the Free Software Office of the University of Granada free software has to reach all public bodies but in those dedicated to research must be a priority. Why?… They give us 10 reasons that I am going to list.|
2. Encourages interdisciplinary collaboration
3. Give back to society what society has invested in creating knowledge on our part.
4. Create another channel for the dissemination of own research.
5. ago public and patent for companies and other groups the knowledge and experience of a group
6. Brings science to the public, to society, and improves the perception of the university
7. Create community around a group, and interest increases in science.
8. Promotes good practice in software development.
9. Science it's not science if it's not reproducible: release the software lets anyone play it.
10. Free software is a knowledge transmission vehicle.
In reality, ideally, not only software should be "open" but also scientific research and discovery. Otherwise things like this happen: 20% of human genes have been patented.