Blog archive for December, 2005

Cutting through the patent thicket

December 20th, 2005 by John Wilbanks

Businss Week has an article on patent thickets. Nice to see the mainstream press paying attention.

Archaeology and the Commons

December 7th, 2005 by John Wilbanks

I spend a lot of time on the life sciences. But it’s important to blog about other disciplines, and the commons efforts there. Today we’ll look at archaeology.

I was inspired today by an entry in a worth1000 photoshop contest, showing a Creative Commons license on stone art. There is a lot of great work going on in the archaeology and anthropology worlds to build and maintain commons of information, materials, data, and more. Check out the ArchaeoCommons and the Alexandria Archive, and if you’ve got more, leave me a comment so that I can add them to the list.

Nature Editorial on Data

December 1st, 2005 by John Wilbanks

Nature editorial on data endorses the Creative Commons approach. But it’s more complicated than that…and in response, we’ve released a Frequently Asked Questions file on the subject.