Open Thoughts

December 2012 archive

Paper "Ten Simple Rules for the Open Development of Scientific Software" by Prlic and Procter

December 11, 2012

PLOS Computational Biology has an interesting Editorial on 10 rules for open development of scientific software. The ten rules are:

  1. Don't Reinvent the Wheel
  2. Code Well
  3. Be Your Own User
  4. Be Transparent
  5. Be Simple
  6. Don't Be a Perfectionist
  7. Nurture and Grow Your Community
  8. Promote Your Project
  9. Find Sponsors
  10. Science Counts.

The full article can be found here.