[Commons-research] Culture and Science

Victoria Stodden vcs at stanford.edu
Wed May 14 09:19:06 EDT 2008

I am a fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School and not a Science
Commons person, but I'd love to be involved in such a session. I've
submitted my license idea to the iSummit research track and I'm very
interested in the discussion on how science, particularly computational
science, is being encouraged by regulatory systems. My PhD is in statistics
and I have been very heavily exposed to computational research in many
fields and I consider myself a computational scientist.

I am not sure what structure you are envisioning for the research track, but
it seems presentations or discussion sessions/panels could be very fruitful.
I would love a chance to present about licensing structures, and the
problems faced by the rapidly growing number of computational scientists as
they try and communicate their work.


On 5/13/08 10:39 PM, "Giorgos Cheliotis" <giorgos at smu.edu.sg> wrote:

> It would be great if we can somehow make sure that the science commons
> people are involved in the research track of the isummit, at least on a
> session regarding open tools and open data. Any advice on how we can make
> this happen?
> On 5/14/08 8:14 AM, "Mike Linksvayer" <ml at creativecommons.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Victoria Stodden <vcs at stanford.edu> wrote:
>> I proposed a hybrid of these two types of licenses for the computational
>> research product ­ so all components are covered, and the scientist is
>> encouraged to release every component of their research.
> I'd suggest instead
>> of a hybrid license that attempts to cover
> everything using appropriate
>> license(s) for each component: a OSD/FSD
> compliant software license (which
>> includes GPL) for source code, a CC
> license (preferably CC BY) for papers and
>> other non-software
> copyrightable stuff, a PD dedication/waiver for data.  This
>> way each
> component gets to play in the relevant commons.  A new license
>> that
> covers everything would have to be incredibly careful to not
>> be
> incompatible with the much larger pools of
>> free/open/libre
> software/works/data.
> Re data, please
>> see
> http://sciencecommons.org/weblog/archives/2008/05/12/how-to-free-your-fact
>> s/
> and 
>> http://sciencecommons.org/projects/publishing/open-access-data-protocol/
> or at
>> least engage Science Commons in a discussion -- they've thought
> tons about
>> this stuff. 
>> :)
> Mike
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