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Science Commons

Glenn Otis Brown, March 23rd, 2004

As we announced in our short film “Reticulum Rex” and on this
blog in January
, one of Creative Commons’ New Year’s Resolutions
was to explore a Science Commons — a new, parallel branch of our
organization dedicated to investigating how our “some rights reserved”
model can be applied to pressing problems in science and the field of biomedical research.

Thanks to the hard work of our Board of Directors and many friends of
Creative Commons, that process is now underway.

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Science Commons
exploratory phase, for which we recently secured funding.

The process will build upon Creative Commons’ work in the sciences (e.g., our licensing of Public Library of Science publications). But, crucially, Science Commons will delve
into both legal areas (patents, data) and subject matter (biomedicine) outside the scope of our current organization.

We are now seeking a energetic and committed manager to join us long-term and full-time to drive the Science Commons exploratory process — someone expert in these areas and prepared for the challenge of rearing what may well grow up to be CC’s sibling organization. It’s a very exciting development.

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