therefore, Creative Commons. thesis: sharing drives innovation, reuse, and social benefit. goal: make sharing complicated things easy. solution: voluntary, standard legal tools technically implemented “user interface to copyright” View slide
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ 178,469,009 pictures under CC, 3/25/11
Creative Commons and data
GSK: deposits 13,500 potential malaria cures into public domain.
genomic expression model clinical
not just open data, but open workflow and annotations…
what can you do? making data useful is hard enough. make the legal stuff as simple as you can. think about the future use of your data – its annotation, preservation, and the details of its provenance. think about the real end users – the patients.