Archive:Discussion 1: Access to Research and Education

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Schedule: Discussion 1 | Discussion 2 | Infinite Smallness | Lunch National FC discussion | Discussion 3 | Chapter & project reports
Workshop Session 1: Open Access | Free Software | Free Music & Remix Culture | Free Video & Open Media
Workshop Session 2: Digital Disobedience | Communication and Collaboration | A Vision for FreeCulture.org | Models for Creators
2007 workshop reports +/-

SJ Klein, One Laptop per Child

  • First Presenter, SJ Klein, OLPC
    • Working toward free content for the laptop and beyond...

Steve Foerster, WikiEducator

John Wilbanks, Science Commons

  • The visible arm of culture is the remix, and this is really good. However, there are unintended consequences of incompatible licensing--these produce negative network effects down the road.
  • In science, IP is not an issue--this physical stuff needs to move around just like papers do – moving knowledge around as fast as possible is the real issue.
  • we need to take the charge and demand that universities have open repositories, that professors and students share-we need to ask these questions to our faculty
  • we are seeing a completely open access knowledge management system being built before our eyes in the life sciences
  • when someone does get it right—technically, socially – we need to be able to have the correct tools set up to support it!
  • wilkin – without a patent, there will be no drug
  • put the knowledge & data together to share so we can make the research cheaper and get drugs out faster – patents don't get in the way of research
  • patents may extract poisonous rents, but are often not the main concern--pharmaceutical companies need to jack up the price of the patents to make up for all the drugs that they've missed on – the real problem is in the data sharing for the testing
  • rio framework for open science – on icommons website
  • berlin declaration on open access
  • Budapest declaration on open access
  • ask questions!
  • ask professors why their papers are not online