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Das Patentwesen, die "geistige Enclosure" hat ihren Sinn verloren. Einst dazu gedacht, Menschen zu ermutigen ihre Innovationen zu teilen, in einer Zeit in der Kommunikation schwierig und mühsam war, sind sie in einer Zeit der mühelosen und nahezu kostenlosen Kommunikation mittlerweile zum Haupthindernis menschlicher kreativer Entwicklung geworden.

Dagegen formiert sich auf der Basis freien Wissens ein Muster das sich in Entwicklungsländern auch Institutionell herauszubilden beginnt. Im Jänner 2010 erreichte uns folgende Nachricht:

" Source: Global Innovation Commons http://www.globalinnovationcommons.org/

What would happen if you were given over $2 trillion? That's right, if someone walked up to you and gave you $2 trillion. That could never happen, right?

In fact, that is exactly what has just happened.

While the patent system has been around since the 17th century when it was developed by nobles in Italy and England, it may surprise you that the system was designed to benefit you. Patents were supposed to be an incentive for public disclosure to advance science and useful knowledge. If someone shared sufficient information to teach the public about a novel development or useful technology, they would have a limited time (about 20 years) to decide who could use that idea.

There's some bad news and some good news. First, the bad news: For the past 30 years, patents have been abused. Rather than serving the public's expansion of knowledge, they've been used as business and legal weapons. Over 50,000,000 patents covering everything you do have served to keep you from benefiting in many aspects of your life. Many life-saving treatments have been kept from the market because they threaten established business interests. The world's ecosystem has been severely damaged because efficiencies have been kept from entereing the market.

In the face of all this, however, there is the good news: The thirty year "cold war" of innovation is over. Today, you now have access to it all. In the Global Innovation Commons, we have assembled hundreds of thousands of innovations - most in the form of patents - which are either expired, no-longer maintained (meaning that the fees to keep the patents in force have lapsed), disallowed, or unprotected in most, if not all, relevant markets. This means that, as of right now, you can take a step into a world full of possibilities, not roadblocks. You want clean water for China or Sudan - it's in here. You want carbon-free energy - it's in here. You want food production for Asia or South America - it's in here.

But here's the catch. We're sharing this under a license. The license is really simple. If you use this information, you must share what you're doing with everyone else. If you improve upon it, you must share your improvements with everyone else. And finally, if you use any of this information, you must reference the "Global Innovation Commons." That's it. When you take the next step, turn the possibilities into realities."

(relayed by FouadBajwa)

und weiter heißt es auf der Website

""infoDev will assist in the deployment of the Global Innovation Commons making the platform available across its network of 290 incubators in over 80 developing countries. infoDev will also investigate the required supporting resources that entrepreneurs and SMEs in developing countries require to more effectively use the 'open innovation' information available on the GIC. This could include access to finance, business incubation services or technical advice to help entrepreneurs and SMEs successfully transfer technology out of the GIC system and commercialize it in their own markets. The GIC will also be used as a platform for infoDev's Climate Technology Program which is piloting Climate Technology Innovation Centers in developing countries."

Wäre es nicht an der Zeit, einen oder mehrere von diesen "Inkubatoren" in Österreich aufzubauen?