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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RE: "Open source"???
by bogomipz on Tue 15th Feb 2011 11:20 UTC in reply to ""Open source"???"
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He has released all his rights to the data and made around 1 million of his genetic markers public domain.


I guess it's just journalism getting lost in phrases. The article doesn't mention a license anywhere, but does mention that he made the data public domain.

Another problem with the phrase "open source" here, is that DNA is not regarded as a kind of source code... at least not yet.

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