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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Lessons learned in India applied in Mexico

Sam Pitroda is the Chairman of India's National Knowledge Commission, which has repeatedly recommended an OA mandate for publicly-funded research in India (one, two, three, four).

He has now been asked to advise the Mexican government on how to make Mexico the knowledge capital of Latin America. 

Comment.  This is good news for OA in the country which produced the Declaration of Mexico in October 2006.  A national-level OA mandate in Mexico would be the first in Latin America.