Re: CCL:DCD and software reuse (was Qmol: Molecular viewer for Windows)



> I don't know what can be done to limit this (in my mind)
 > needless duplication of effort.
 Open Source code would be an important first step. In fact, I do not
 understand why this concept isn't standard for academic applications.
 Much academic code is already free, so why not take the next step and
 make it freely redistributable, also in modified form? And for those
 academic packages that are not free, I seriously doubt that they are
 in any sense profitable.
 If Open Source were common in computational chemistry, then probably
 there would also be corresponding Web sites that organize and
 catalogue development efforts (perhaps even the same that take care of
 OpenSource development in other application domains).
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