Open Source Software and University Intellectual Property Policies | Daniel S. Katz's blog
"The following question was emailed to me by Jim Fowler: 'I’m a professor at Ohio State and I sit on the committee which is drafting a new IP policy for faculty work. I’d like the new policy to support faculty contributions to open source software projects. I am very impressed with what you’ve done to recommend open source licensing on NSF funded projects; such language is indeed a great way to get universities to support such licenses. Are there universities that have done a good job of facilitating open source licenses in their IP policy? Is there sample language somewhere for this? It seems that being able to point the tech transfer office lawyers to ‘peer institutions’ is very convincing, so if I could find an institution that is doing the right thing, that could be very helpful' ..."