[open-science] Should scientific text be put in the public domain rather than licensed with CC-BY?

Michael Nielsen mn at michaelnielsen.org
Wed Jan 12 17:33:54 UTC 2011

On Wed, 12 Jan 2011, Angus Whyte wrote:

> Even if they [researchers] could legally give up their moral right, are 
> you saying it is in the public interest for researchers to give up their 
> right to be attributed?

Note that giving up one's legal right to be attributed [*] is not the 
same as giving up the right to be attributed, according to the norms of 
the relevant community.

[*] In fact, I'm not at all sure researchers currently have a legal right 
to attribution.  Anyone know?


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