Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 15th Feb 2011 09:01 UTC, submitted by sawboss
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Manu Sporny, founder and CEO of Digital Bazaar, has decided to use GitHub to store a project of a[n unusual] nature. Rather than a piece of software, he is listing his own genetic data as an open source project. He has released all his rights to the data and made around 1 million of his genetic markers public domain."
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"Open source"???
by Laurence on Tue 15th Feb 2011 09:28 UTC
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2007-03-26

I would have thought, as it is illegal to patent DNA, you couldn't "open source" it either. You could publish it, but you couldn't attach a license to the DNA - open or otherwise. Or is this guy specifically "open sourcing" the publication rather than the DNA itself?

Is anyone any wiser about this?

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