PDB export and project aims
|Opened on:||Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 01:26|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:39|
There are many programs, freely available, that can greatly expedite the process of molecular dynamics modeling. The failure to allow export to a free format combined with the closed-source nature of this crowdsorced operation seems inexcusable. Furthermore, the lack of clarity over the copyright status of our contributions raises serious concerns in regard to the academic philosophy that ostensibly guides this project. This much secrecy is not healthy or beneficial, indeed users have historically proven to be the greatest source of intellectual capital, and allowing more savvy users to try out their own machinations. UW should not try to hoard accolades and credit in the hopes of seizing extra grants. We all enjoy the opportunity to contribute to science, but when pathways are blocked, the most valuable players are likely the first to balk at the restrictions on their own work.