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Open Source Licensing for Covid-19 Vaccines

Charles M Schweik and Timothy Ford The Conversation
If society needs to rapidly invent and deliver a vaccine – a global public good – with taxpayer money, why are U.S. federal agencies relinquishing the government’s ability to share and deploy these inventions and production processes with the world?

Using Technology as a Movement-Building Tool

Rebekah Barber Facing South
"Technology can be used to self-determine as long as we can control it. If it continues to belong to the privileged and powerful, we will always be struggling with it."

Why Big Tech Companies Are Open-Sourcing Their AI Systems

Patrick Shafto
Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon have been making remarkable progress in artificial intelligence. Recently they have released much of their work to the public for free use, and adaptation. This seems bizarre: why would companies reveal the methods at the core of their businesses? And what does their embrace of open-source AI say about the current state of artificial intelligence?

Open Access Explained!

What is open access? A Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) comic takes us through the world of open access publishing and explains just what it's all about.

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