I mean there are loads of reasons for moving forward from the out-dated let’s share years worth of worth on a few sheets of A4. But what hit me first was how we as scientists, who take pride in skepticism*, are expected to beleive someones results just because they’ve given us four numbers and a bar chart.
* FYI immediately distrust anyone who self-identify as a “skeptic” … they usually suck. Can’t think why ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s what the internet was made for right? But I think the real attraction for me -and one of the greatest challenges for OSS development- is the communities that develop around these projects. Right now, lot’s of projects aren’t as diverse or inclusive as they should aim to be -any community without active management will soak up the biases of the society in which it is created*. But these challenges are slowly being met and hopefully this will help Open Source technologies become the levellers that they have the potential to be.
* which is why we need Codes of Conduct!