[open-science] url suggestion for a CCZero-how-to/ copyleft Re: bad to better :-) Re: some jump Re: Should scientific text be put in the public domain rather than licensed with CC-BY?

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Jan 16 09:10:01 UTC 2011

The practical approach to this, IMO, is authoring tools. If we can get to a
stage where there are Open Source llicence addins for all common tools
(Word, OO, LyX, etc.) then I think the scientific community will adjust. If,
for example, the tool advises to author that before saving the author is
recommended to make all appropriate components of the paper Open scientists
will do it. If they don't understand then the tool can present them with an
explanation of why they should use CC-BY or CC0, why they should not use
CC-NC, why they should stamp their data as Open Data, etc.

The problem is getting the addins into authors tools. If the tools also give
them other benefits  such as helping them manage their publication list,
manage references, etc. we might get take-up. Then it will grow

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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