I wrote the first version of Tappetina in 2009. Tappetina’s friend Sissi devotes her time to develop an anti garbage algorithm, and when she succeeds she makes the algorithm available for everybody.
It is good we strike on Friday. Let us ask our self how we want to use our research time. Is the amount of millions of our grants? The amount of papers and citations on our google scholar? Or is the goal of our research that matter? And should we use our intelligence, time, and heart to develop algorithms or whatever we develop to help the CEO’s of International companies to become even more reach and powerful? Should we help companies which do not care about the environment to prosper? Should we even help companies which produce weapons, again with our intelligence, time, and heart to produce better weapons?
As a former independent director of an International IT company I know very well how much a CEO earns. In principle, there is nothing unethical in what people earns, but if we researchers choose to strike, we should also question our research topic and method.
I ask questions as I do not know, not to judge. What do we want to use our valuable research possibilities for? NTNU, the biggest university of the world richest country has a possibility to make a difference, if we put our ego’s apart and we fight for something that is bigger than our scientific ego trip.