Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2012 17:03 UTC
Legal A frontier where copyright reformists are actually scoring wins - not by reforming copyright, but by working around it. "The European Commission has announced its intention to make open access all research findings funded by Horizon 2020, its enormous, EUR 80 billion research-funding programme for 2014-20. And it is urging member states to follow its lead."
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RE: A few thoughts
by JAlexoid on Tue 17th Jul 2012 18:43 UTC in reply to "A few thoughts"
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I'm sorry, but how would you define "ground breaking" in this day and age?

There never was a lot of truly ground breaking research results at the same time. Research is accelerated by iterations. Hell, even with the mostly undiscovered biological species we will still not see anything really shocking out of it.

So we can rest assured that a confirmed Higg's bozon will be the biggest or one of the three biggest discoveries this decade.

That does not mean, that the 80bn spent will be a waste of time. Even the "New Economic models for home insurance based on Social Networks" can be enlightening in some areas.

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