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GreenXchange – a project of Creative Commons, Nike and Best Buy

Today, Creative Commons, in collaboration with Nike and Best Buy, announces a new project – GreenXchange – exploring how the digital commons can help holders of patents collaborate for sustainability. GreenXchange will be hosted inside the Science Commons wing of CC. GreenXchange draws on the experience of Creative Commons in creating “some rights reserved” regimes … Read More “GreenXchange – a project of Creative Commons, Nike and Best Buy”

Microsoft Research launches new tools for knowledge sharing

Donna Wentworth writes over at the Science Commons blog … Big news:  Microsoft Research has unveiled new add-ins for some of the most popular Microsoft products to make them more useful for the scientific community — including tools for creating, sharing and preserving research in the formats used by scientific publishers and digital archives. The … Read More “Microsoft Research launches new tools for knowledge sharing”

Announcing the Health Commons

Over on the Science Commons blog, Donna Wentworth writes: People make chairs more productively, hamburgers more productively, cars more productively, everything else in the world except medicines. — Aled Edwards, Director and CEO of the Structural Genomics Consortium (via CBC News Canada) The drug discovery process is badly broken. Despite the scientific and technological advances … Read More “Announcing the Health Commons”

Rockefeller U. Press Uses CC Licenses to Reduce Permission Barriers

From the Science Commons blog, Thinh Nguyen on Rockefeller University Press’ recent announcement: “Leading by example, the Rockefeller University Press has issued a bold challenge to other non-OA publishers to find new ways to strike a balance between sustainable publishing and advancing authors’ freedoms and the public interest. The Press adopted a new copyright policy … Read More “Rockefeller U. Press Uses CC Licenses to Reduce Permission Barriers”

Science Commons news: Response to STM statement on author addenda

Science Commons Counsel Thinh Nguyen has posted a response to a recently released statement by STM (the trade association for scientific, technology and medical publishers) on author addenda. This is an issue near and dear to our hearts, due to our Scholar’s Copyright work. Here’s an excerpt: “[…] [STM] recently released a statement this March … Read More “Science Commons news: Response to STM statement on author addenda”