Great OpenScience news today

Lots of fantastic OpenScience happenings in the news today:

  • The G8 Science ministers support open data in science with one of the strongest statements I’ve seen: “To the greatest extent and with the fewest constraints possible publicly funded scientific research data should be open…”    See more on this at the Open Knowledge Foundation blog.
  • Mozilla has opened the Mozilla Science Lab, and appointed two great people to run it.  Kaitlin Thaney managed the science program at Creative Commons and has been named the director, and Greg Wilson, who has been involved in Software Carpentry from the beginning has also been appointed to the team.
  • Yesterday’s US Supreme Court ruling that genes cannot be patented is a clear Open Science victory.   I’m not sure how to parse the cDNA portion of the ruling, however. More details on the decision here.
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