Sharing expertise: more than just "Ah Irony"
Wed Jan 22 22:28:39 CST 2003
I beg to differ.
Til now the only thing that has been discussed is not the compensation of
"knowledge" (taxonomic in this case)but its management. The e-mail forwarded
by Michael Palmer, in all its brevity and ambiguity, seems to refer to
knowledge per se.
Still, it might just be bad syntax.
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>From: Ed Pirog <pirog at COX.NET>
>Reply-To: Ed Pirog <pirog at COX.NET>
>To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
>Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] Sharing expertise: more than just "Ah Irony"
>Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 13:14:15 -0800
>Am I to understand that we are to look at 'knowledge' as a product which
>should be compensated for and controlled? I'm I the only one who sees
>something wrong with this?
>I only ask this because there seems to be a common trend going on here and
>it is not just among academics.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael W Palmer/bot/cas/Okstate" <carex at OKSTATE.EDU>
>To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
>Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 12:46 PM
>Subject: [TAXACOM] Sharing expertise: more than just "Ah Irony"
> > I found the discussion about the degree we should feel free to share our
> > expertise (free of charge) to be quite interesting. But I'm also
> > concerned that there is a current of something even more disquieting
> > happening. Please see the announcement below, circulated to faculty
> > within our university. I've been told that there are potential concerns
> > not only when we teach international students, but also when we post to
> > listservs, or maintain a web page (thus I have specifically been asked
> > attend the seminar). I will find out more details next week, but I'm
> > sure many of my other US colleagues have heard similar things. I've
> > changed the names below.
> > Faculty,
> > You may have received the message below from your department head
> > recently. I URGE YOU TO TAKE NOTICE OF THESE REGULATIONS SINCE THEY MAY
> > INDEED BE RELEVANT TO YOUR PROGRAM.
> > The definition of "Export" includes discussion of your research with a
> > foreign national. Since many of us have international students, we, by
> > definition, are "exporters". This in turn means that we may require a
> > license to "export" this material. The only question remains what
> > needs to have a license. That is not easy to answer and is the purpose
> > John's seminar.
> > I URGE YOU TO ATTEND IF YOUR SCHEDULE ALLOWS.
> > Bryan
> > *****
> > John Doe (Office of University Research) will present an EAR (Export
> > Administration Regulations)/ITAR (International Traffic in Arms
> > Regulation) seminar for members of the Arts & Sciences faculty on
> > Wednesday 29, 2003 at 3pm in Case Study 1, Rm 408 Student Union. Those
> > conducting research that may fall under these regulations, including but
> > not limited to Computer Science, Botany, Chemistry, Physics,
> > Mathematics and Zoology, those who will present research results at
> > international conferences or those who have international students in
> > their labs are urged to attend this seminar.
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