[Taxacom] Your input, please, on attribution, rights and licensing of names and compilations of names

Scott L. Gardner slg at unl.edu
Tue Mar 5 22:56:48 CST 2013

This licensing of names will stifle scholarly communication and make 
doing science trivial. All scholarly communication should be done at 
cost and non-profit.  SCOTT GARDNER

On 3/5/2013 4:07 PM, David Patterson wrote:
> The Global Names project will host a workshop to explore options and to
> make recommendations as to  issues that relate to Attribution, Rights and
> Licensing of names and compilations of names.  The aim of the workshop is a
> report that clarifies if and how we share names.
> We seek submissions from all interested parties - nomenclaturalists,
> taxonomists, aggregators, and users of names. Let us know what (you think)
>   intellectual property rights apply or what rights should be associated
> with names and compilations of names.  How can those who compile names get
> useful attribution for names, and what responsibilities do they have to
> ensure that information is authoritative.  If there are rights, what kind
> of licensing is appropriate.
> The submissions will be considered by those attending the workshop.
> Contributions can be submitted
> http://names-attribution-rights-and-licensing.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page,
> where you will find more information about this event.
> Thankyou
> David Patterson
> globalnames.org
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Scott Lyell Gardner, Ph.D.
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Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology
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