[sc-discuss] GPL - like licence to hinder patents based on derivates of free knowledge?
amit.parashar at acm.org
Thu Sep 14 17:09:58 EDT 2006
I was under the impression that the science commons really dealt with
copyright related issues rather than patents. If you are interested
in open access patent licenses that deal with the concept of
"copyleft", then BiOS (Biological Open Source) might be interesting
to you. You can read more about it at: http://www.bios.net/daisy/
BiOS deals specifically with patents, rather than Copyright issues.
I think CC for Science (Science Commons) deals specifically with
copyrightable material, specifically, journal articles etc, and also
what has been described as 'thinly' copyrightable material, ie
material that has a modicum of creativity in the selection and
arrangement of facts and also material that subsists copyright on the
basis of labour undertaken or expense incurred in the compilation of
facts. At least that is my area of interest, specifically geographic
Hope that helps.
On 14/09/2006, at 8:48 PM, Papa Schlumpf wrote:
> Is sciencecommons developing a licence which forces everyone
> derivative work based on free knowledge to also publish their research
> results under the same conditions similar to the GPL or CC sharealike
> licences? This would effectively hinder the possibility to get a
> granted for any product based on such derivative work, say for
> example a
> sc-discuss mailing list
> sc-discuss at lists.ibiblio.org
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