Jean Tirole and Josh Lerner on Open Source

Tirole and Lerner noted, with a bit of puzzlement that, compared with open-source software writers, academics were less likely to make their data sources public and more likely to allow their work to be hidden behind publishers’ paywalls. I think that in those ten years there has been a shift, at least in economics, more in the direction of the open-source model.

(I had a hard time deciding if this was a “professional” post or an “general interest” post. “General interest” won out.)

Via Jean Tirole and Josh Lerner on Open Source | askblog.

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