[pp.int.general] Patent system similar to GPL?

Maike Marrek listen at jaasnee.de
Sat Feb 26 13:41:42 CET 2011

Gareth Nelson schrieb:
> There is something similar in the idea of licensing patents for free
> use to the general public - not copyleft, but perhaps more comparable
> to BSD-type licenses.

Pharmaexecutive: New Insights Into Open Innovation

"A recent survey into Open Innovation (OI)¹, involving interviews with 
business development and R&D directors from 30 leading global companies 
in the healthcare and manufacturing industries, has led to some 
revealing insights into attitudes to and challenges resulting from OI, 
from the potential pitfalls to the opportunities presented by working 
with external expertise. For the survey, OI was defined as "how the 
company works with partners, agencies and other companies outside your 
organization to foster innovation."


As far as I remember there already exists a project with some prominent 
contributors like GSK, which tries to collect some patents in the field 
of HIV. If someone is interested in further information I'll take a 
closer look for some relevant articles. In general there actually seems 
to be a need for collaborative R&D projects within the pharmaceutical 
industry because the development of new medicines requires more 
technologies & knowledge & patents than one company owns at its own.

the report is (presumably) available after leaving your business contact 

> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Richard Stallman <rms at gnu.org> wrote:
>>    Their Labs "department" has already developed technologies and put them
>>    under free/open source BiOS licenses:
>> I am very surprised by that statement, since if true it would mean
>> they have done something I believe is impossible.  Can you show us
>> what their legal technique actually consists of?
>> --
>> Dr Richard Stallman
>> President, Free Software Foundation
>> 51 Franklin St
>> Boston MA 02110
>> USA
>> www.fsf.org, www.gnu.org
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