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Mike Linksvayer
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Protect commons from patents (but largely a critique of idea public domain software should be exclusively favored)
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My idiosyncratic commentary on  "A Five Part Plan for Patent Reform" from Public Knowledge
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Cutting straight to the heart of the research system, this hangout will discuss why research ideas and proposals are amongst its best-kept secrets, and what can be done to change that. Our guest for this event will be +Daniel Mietchen, a biophysicist who is currently drafting a public research proposal for making research proposals open, which everyone is invited to review and comment upon, or even to contribute to: .

Background : Demands for more openness are signs of the time in our increasingly Web-based society, and even in scholarly circles, initiatives related Open Access, Open Data and Open Source are getting a lot of attention lately. While these three movements are focused on making the outcomes of research publicly and openly available, what about making the research process more open? Technically, research can be shared with the world as soon as it is recorded, but why do researchers generally not do it?

The hangout will start with a brief introduction to the topic of Open Research. Following that, we will dive deeper into the question why research proposals are not normally shared, and what the benefits would be of doing so. In preparation of the event, as well as throughout and after it, feel free to post ideas, comments, and questions here.

Image credits: Center for Scientific Review, via Wikimedia Commons, , Public Domain. Inset: Libby Levi, , CC BY-SA 3.0.
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I feel it'd be significantly different for the worse, but feeling needs serious evaluation.
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