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One step closer to open science

You know the news already: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust announced today that they are to support a new, top-tier, open access journal for biomedical and life sciences research. The three organisations aim to establish a new journal that will attract and define the very best research publications from across […]

Open Foo: sharing practice, social movement and technology

In the discussion under my recent post on incompatibilities between open source and open data Bill Anderson pointed out frequent confusion between “open source” and “free software”. He cited Richard Stallman’s essay which argues that open source is a software development methodology, while free software is a social movement. Building on that, Bill wrote that […]

Talking on Open Science at TEDxWarsaw

This is video of my talk on Open Science given at TEDxWarsaw on 5th of March 2010. Slides of this and other talks are available on Presentations page. Talking about openness in science to non-scientists was a big challenge and I’m not sure I got it right. I hope to learn more from other speakers […]

Patent data available. So what?

From O’Reilly Radar post entitled: Unlikely Group Working Happily Together To Solve Patent Problem: In September, the Patent Office announced a rather strange “Request for Information” (RFI). Under this proposed scheme, the Patent Office would receive a substantial (upwards of $10 million!) donation of equipment from a vendor. In return, the vendor would get to […]