Boston University School of Law
I am going to make a few comments in the spirit of those made by Josh. I think the topic of Dan's paper is very interesting. It covers a lot of ground, and I do not have time to talk about more than a single issue. Josh's began discussing the similarity between academic research and open source, and then analyzed GPL. I want to go back to the first issue Josh raised and argue that, unlike Josh, I see some fairly significant differences between open source software and genomics. I want to talk about the cooperative ethic in the open source movement and compare it to the cooperative ethic in bioinformatics and argue that I do not see the ethic being as sustainable in the genomics world as it is in the open source world.
Michael J. Meurer,
Comments on Open Source Genomics
Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law
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