Saturday, April 22, 2006

Open Source, Opening up the data and Innovation

I had mentioned about Bioforge and now Red Herring has an article on BIOS and Richard Jefferson who is behind the Bilogical Innovation for Open Society and trying to adopt the open source paradigm of IT to innovation in life sciences. Dr. Jefferson aims to

" change the global patent system and how people use intellectual property, and break the grip that the big multinationals hold on the tools of innovation."
Carol Kovac a general manager for IBM health care and life sciences business agrees with Dr. Jeffeorson:
“Discoveries yet to come will be extraordinary but they won’t happen if people lock up intellectual property,”

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