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[2]: "Open source"???
by panzi on Tue 15th Feb 2011 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE: "Open source"???"
panzi
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2006-01-22

Funny thing: In Germany and Austria there is no "copyright" as such, but "Urheberrecht" (=authors right). Who would be the author of ones DNA? Your parents (50% each parent, aside from minor mutations)? But their DNA would then be fully copyrighted by their parents (apply recursively). This is a license mess!

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RE[3]: "Open source"???
by reez on Tue 15th Feb 2011 23:44 in reply to "RE[2]: "Open source"???"
reez Member since:
2006-06-28

Funny thing: In Germany and Austria there is no "copyright" as such, but "Urheberrecht" (=authors right). Who would be the author of ones DNA?

I might be wrong, but AFAIK that's not really true. It might me an other term, but it still regulates copies (among other things).

The question about authorship is still valid, bit I think it might be handled similar to pictures (if you are the person pictured you have a number of rights), because it also pictures you in a certain way.

Edited 2011-02-15 23:48 UTC

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