Scientists have always thrived in a collaborative environment in efforts to further their research. The web has made geography a minor detail, and open-source software and wikis have made it even quicker and easier to share research and findings openly.
The first wiki software was developed by Ward Cunningham, and the name comes from the Hawaiian “wiki-wiki,” meaning “quick.”
Open WetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering.
The OpenScience Project is dedicated to writing and releasing free and Open Source scientific software.... Much of the work of science depends on having appropriate tools available to analyze experimental data and to interact with theoretical models…. The missing piece of the puzzle is software that lets the scientist choose between models and make sense of his or her observations. That is where the OpenScience project can help.
The Science Commons serves the advancement of science by removing unnecessary legal and technical barriers to scientific collaboration and innovation.