Wilbanks named one of Utne Reader’s 50 visionaries

October 20th, 2009 by Kaitlin Thaney

John Wilbanks, VP of Science at Creative Commons, has been named one of Utne Reader’s 50 visionaries, along with others ranging from the Dalai Lama, to Cory Doctorow and Brewster Kahle.

The piece, “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”, is the second of its kind coming from Utne Reader, an alternative news bi-monthly magazine based in the US. The list also drills down into some of the background on each of the “visionaries” — in this case crediting the work at Science Commons as pushing forth a “nerdy but important message” of access and sharing in the sciences to spur innovation and discovery.

“We have a network of knowledge,” Wilbanks says. “We need to liberate it enough that it can actually take off.”

To learn more about the other visionaries, click here.

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