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Open Source Software in Life Science Research by M Forster, L Harland

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Free and open source software for web-based collaboration

Ben Gardner and Simon Revell

Abstract:

The ability to collaborate and share knowledge is critical within the life sciences industry where business pressures demand reduced development times and virtualisation of project teams. Web-based collaboration tools such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, microblogging, etc. can provide solutions to these challenges. In this chapter we shall examine the use of FLOSS for web-based collaboration against the backdrop of a software assessment framework. This framework describes the different phases associated with an evolutionary model for the introduction of new IT capabilities to an enterprise. We illustrate each phase of this framework by ...

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