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

Paweł Szczęsny ps at pawelszczesny.org
Thu Jan 13 13:55:50 UTC 2011

Slightly off-topic question, although I believe it's in the same spirit.

How is CC0 waiver compatible with agreements one has with employer
concerning managing IP rights? Scientific texts are usually of little
interests to universities, but they often do care about educational
materials. In theory it should be easier to dedicate such materials to
PD/CC0 (or whatever is the proper phrase), as authors of
textbooks/courses don't rely on citations that much as scientists.

Any ideas?


Paweł Szczęsny

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