December 19, 2005

Free Public Commons principles in university-commercial collaboration

Check out the Open Collaboration Principles developed by a group of universities and companies that can guide future collaboration. While the New York Times article gushes about this, it's not a fabulous breakthrough that says that universities and companies won't attempt to squeeze every penny from research, but it is a model for institutions and individual researchers who advocate open-access projects, or those that have a spirit of the public commons, so they're not left twisting in the wind without knowing how to handle a mix of open and proprietary components.

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Posted in Academic freedom on December 19, 2005 7:09 AM |