Open science: historical perspectives

After the recent London conference on Intelligence, we visited the Science Museum in South Kensington. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to explore everything, but we did spend some time in the flight section. A number of the texts on display highlight the importance of open science, and are worth posting here.

Stalling science for 50 years because of one hoarder…

Wrong results published, not a new thing.

Patents, holding back science, not a new thing. See also the story of how James Watt held back progress with his 20 year patent on the steam engine (Against Intellectual Monopoly).

Good guy Hargrave.