Bill Gates Donates $35 Million to Open Science Organization
"The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s latest disbursement of its $36.2 billion endowment aims to keep important scientific research open and in the hands of the people who need it most. Their donations have funded research on eradicating polio and HIV/AIDS; a next-generation condom; and other medical, social, and developmental endeavors. The Gateses' latest philanthropic vision is to help fund ResearchGate, a research and social network created in 2008 for doctors, biologists, engineers, chemists, physicists, and others. Tenaya Capital, Dragoneer Investment Group, Benchmark, and Founders Fund are also helping to finance ResearchGate in an effort to keep scientific information accessible to the public. Full-scale studies are often held under a publisher’s copyright, meaning that if you want to examine the studies, you'd better cough up a hefty subscription fee ..."