Open Source Technology Transfer

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When engaging in projects of technology transfer - a best practice process should be kept in mind. If a person is being recruited for high level work of open source technology transfer, the entry point is assessing and retrieving existing documentation. A good case in point is how to open source aluminum extraction of clay. See as an example

  • What documentation exists already?
  • Is it available in the open source?
  • What would it take to make it accessible in the open source and to relicense it under Creative Commons or similar license?
  • How to make a strategic offer to open up the prior art?
  • Is the technology for sale, and for placement into the commons?
  • What prior contracts, relationships, and third party contracts stand in the way of accessing the technology?
  • What are the key blocks (people, resources, contracts) preventing the information from entering the commons?

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