Certainly, there are some areas where open source really is exceedingly useful in science.
Then, there are plenty of projects that use volunteers to help solve complex problems.
So, I'm going to ask what is probably a dumb question — is there actually anything new that science can do with open source techniques? Has that path been mapped out, or are there actually new (as opposed to merely buzzword-compliant) approaches that could be followed which would get useful results?"
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