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Viewing the top rated questions, and considering Academia is expressly open to questions about research in industry, government, etc. I'm inclined to agree - Open Science is a subset of the type of questions that are already accepted in Academia.SE, and I don't think either community will particularly benefit from splitting them off.


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I agree. The questions are interesting but can be asked on academia SE with more chance to get good feedback. I get the feeling this proposal and its following is more about promoting open science than about the Q&A aspect.


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A similar question to ask is what value this community adds beyond current forums where open science is discussed. Mozilla Science, for instance, already has a perfectly good forum ( https://forum.mozillascience.org/ ) where individuals can ask open science questions and post events. What would having a StackExchange community for open science do that this ...


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