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MoD scientists share code with public

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has made a piece of ideas-gathering software available for editing and improvement by the public for the first time.

The software, called Ideaworks, has been made public on the the social coding site www.GitHub.com. It is described as a free and open-source web application that allows people to collate, comment on and rate ideas. 

According to the information provided on the GitHub website, the DSTL chose Ideaworks for its first foray into open-source software publishing because of its simplicity, low risk and potential benefit to users of open-source software. 

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