Science Commons expands outreach on OA data

Tom Sinclair, ‘Open source’ technology is his passion, The Nelson Institute Blog, May 27, 2009.

If the phrase “open source” warms your heart, you’ve got a soul mate in Puneet Kishor.

The Nelson Institute Ph.D. student in environment and resources has been named a Science Commons Fellow by Creative Commons, a nonprofit corporation that promotes free, legal sharing of creative cultural, educational, and scientific materials.

As such, Kishor says he intends to “evangelize” open access to geospatial data, science, and technology. His interest in open access stems from a recent stint as a science and technology policy fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and as an elected charter member of the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation. …