open-source software for bioinformatics (was Re: Unix vs Linux - the movie.)
Richard P. Grant
rgrant at netscape.net
Fri Jul 28 02:22:49 EST 2000
In article <87aef2j23y.fsf at genehack.org>, "John S. J. Anderson"
<jacobs+usenet at genehack.org> wrote:
> What are the rules concerning money made from patents on knowledge
> gained by public funding? That seems to be the appropriate comparison
I'm not sure there are global 'rules'. Apparently here at the MRC, the
MRC itself would take the lion's share, but the inventor(s) get a not
unreasonable cut, personally. And we have a technology transfer unit
set up to deal with the patent process, so I guess that's fair.
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