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Open Sience

Micheal Nielsen has the idea that science should become more open than it is nowadays. He argues that scientists horde their knowledge without noticing that it would be of greater value (for themselves and especially for others) to make that knowledge available to the community.

The main problem, Nielsen claims, is that scientists don't have enough time to do what is obviously the right thing to do. So instead of contributing to a (open) project, they are forced by the current scientific nature to write as many publications as possible in order to gain their value and to get well paid jobs.

Well, I don't see myself as a real scientist (at least not yet), but I can clearly understand the problem here. With that little insight I have to the scientific world, I already noticed that papers seem to be the most important things scientist need to do. Since writing reports or papers is not my favourite leisure activity, I somehow that this situation will change quickly -- I don't want to sit all day long in my room typing boring papers nobody understands (or even wants to read) just because I am supposed to do so to get enough money out of my (future) job.