Is the Open Science movement prone to call-outs, and is that a good thing? | Randal S. Olson
peter.suber's bookmarks 2013-04-02
" I had a discussion with a couple scientists this week who are critical of the Open Science movement. Among the usual counter-arguments, one argument stuck out to me as particularly thought-provoking: (paraphrased) "Open Science is prone to call-outs, and that can be unnecessarily damaging to scientist’s careers." In light of the recent #DongleGate travesty, we’ve seen how damaging public call-outs can be to the careers of everyone involved. No one wants to be affiliated with a person who is actively protested against on the Internet. It’s bad for publicity, and therefore it’s bad for business...."