Patents destroy innovation
We hear about patents everywhere. They are commonly included in indexes of progress and innovation, used for the purpose of rating research institutions, universities and companies. The proponents of the patent system believe that patents are helping to stimulate innovation, by making the knowledge publicly available and by granting the inventor the right for exclusive commercial exploitation.
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This article is cross-posted from Open Electronics and Shareable.
It’s always tricky when you create something: a complex project, a commercial product, or just a hack. Then you must decide what license to use to release it to the public.
The discussion regarding licensing open electronics or hardware in general has been going on for years, and many points of view have been shared across the community. Countless e-mail exchanges, forum posts and – more importantly – countless project experiences are available to learn from.
We are happily surprised when we read about other who are trying to do similar things. We thank the creativecommons.gr for the translated article below.
How does an organisation open-source their cultural festival? Can we share the process for organising a festival, so that other groups can use it themselves? How do organisations support activities and events throughout the year? Can we share the process for sustaining ongoing programs, so that other groups can do this too?
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Participating in the commons
What is a hackerspace;
A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace]
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An interactive free exhibition focusing on open knowledge and fun! Continue reading Really free exhibition →