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Friday, October 03, 2008

Article on Wilbanks talk at Brisbane conference

Anna Salleh, 'Old-boys club' holding back innovation, ABC, October 3, 2008.

John Wilbanks, of Science Commons - a project of Creative Commons - says the plethora of machine-generated data, that characterises today's scientific activity, needs the power of open networks to make sense of it properly.

"The value of any individual piece of knowledge is about the value of any individual piece of lego," Wilbanks said in a keynote address to the Open Access and Research Conference [Brisbane, September 24-25, 2008] ...

"It's not that much until you put it together with other legos." ...

See also our past posts on the conference.

See also this report on the talk from ANI.