[sc-discuss] GPL - like licence to hinder patents based on derivates of free knowledge?
bernd_kerschner at yahoo.de
Thu Sep 14 18:24:26 EDT 2006
Thanks, Amit, for the enlightenment regarding my slight misconception ;-) Also
thanks for the link to the BIOS page, their licence seems exactly like what I
was looking/hoping for!
I can see that science commons is work in progress, so I did not fully grasp
the full aim of the project. So, as I understand it, this is practically also
an extension of CC licencing applied to scientific databases. Which also
sounds very interesting!
However, I also see much overlapping in the efforts of both BIOS and
Sciencecommons regarding improvement of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs),
so wouldn't a collaboration between both projects bear more fruit than a
> Hi Peter,
> 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.
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