It’s free, if you use it properly. That’s what the University of NSW has reportedly said to companies about the results of its research. I believe that this is a responsible step in testing different intellectual property (IP) models, and I’m really interested to see how it turns out.
According to a report this morning in The Australian, the university will give away rights to 80 per cent of its intellectual property as long as it can be shown that it will be used for economic and social benefit.
The man behind the move, Kevin Cullin, has apparently done similar things at the University of Glasgow in Ireland — via redwolf.newsvine.com