Documentation licenses revisited

Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. rod at
Sat Mar 24 11:05:13 UTC 2001

Admittedly, I do not know anything about DNA or whether genetic code mapping
is like source code, but your point sounds like the kind of argument I
certainly would support.


> This begs the whole question, how can copyleft and
> milder forms of copyright licensing be applied to all
> IP?
> Case in point, the biotech industry's inability to
> share database access.  Celera is making a public
> scandal by charging public universities big bucks for
> access to their genome database, meanwhile the entire
> genomics industry is a battleground of competing
> proprietary standards.  And proteomics promises to
> practically drown us all in proprietary data that's
> impossible to interrelate.
> Surely, of all the code that should be public, we
> should have "source" access to our own DNA?
> ~jake
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