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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 03 April 2009 13:01 : \____
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
> this bit o' wisdom:
>> Open Science Requires Open Source
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The central argument is important: that you can't do science with closed
>>| source software, because you can't examine its assumptions or logic
>>| (that "incomplete scientific record"). Open science demands open source.
> One thing I made sure of, when I was writing software to run auditory
> experiments, was to document completely the algorithms that my code
> implemented, with references to the literature that supported and explained
> the algorithms. And I included test vectors. Otherwise, there's no way to
> have any real faith in the code.
> It goes without saying, of course, that my customers got the source code and
> it was theirs to do with as they pleased.
It's the same with voting machines.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "On the eighth day, God created UNIX"
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