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Video of talk online…

So, I was supposed to go up to Montreal and Ottawa the past couple of days, but a series of miserable luck in terms of planes made it unworkable (it’s complicated). Instead, I tried to record a presentation and get it onto the web so we could play it for them, and then take questions…

Digg adopts CC0

As noted on the Creative Commons blog, the folks at Digg have converted to CC0 (replacing a multiyear use of a different public domain legal tool). This is very cool on lots of levels. But Daniel Burka of Digg said it best, so I’ll make this a short post by simply quoting him… This is…

Now, This Is Open Innovation

This was in the comments from my blog post on Pfizer’s semi-open innovation. I don’t normally highlight comments like this, but sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due. Why deal with Pfizer in the first place? Anything you might find they’ll keep and you’re SOL. We have a compound library that started…

I ran into Virginia Acha last week at the NESTA event in London, but she didn’t tell me about this! Derek Lowe at In the Pipeline notes that Pfizer is apparently allowing external companies to screen against their internal library. But I’m told that Pfizer has been meeting with several other (mostly smaller) companies, offering…

Open Data Guide @ OKF

Open Knowledge Foundation have released a short guide to open data as part of the open data commons project. I have my philosophical disagreements with OKF on some issues – and they with me! – but they’re the kind of disagreements that come from people on the same side of the fence. We all want…

(note – I have edited this post to add in Rufus Pollock, who I left out primarily because I wasn’t sure he would endorse the ideas in this post – Peter notes that he was not only at the meeting but essential, so I’m happy to add these edits!) Peter Murray-Rust has posted some essential…

Lately I’ve been spending a fair amount of time talking to the folks at NESTA in the UK. There’s a lot of interest in how the kinds of legal and technical infrastructures we’re building at Creative Commons might work at scale in the UK, and yesterday NESTA hosted me and James Boyle (founder of Creative…

I was invited to join a meeting last week in New York to kick off something called the “Concept Web Alliance.” It’s an emerging non profit hoping to stimulate the emergence of lots and lots of marked-up content from the life sciences and it’s claiming the mantle of open access. The potential value of a…

OA and H1N1 Influenza

Quick hit at the end of the week. I’ve got a couple of posts I’m trying to finish up and post next week. But it’s worth noting that the new H1N1 is sequenced and available under the same open access terms as the rest of the NCBI data and contents. All that misery and expense…