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Stories like this help demonstrate that it is possible to win support for free culture practices in capitalism. I am inspired by the willingness to dive into the patent and then engage the industry partner with an alternative scientific plan.
A radical re-imagining of our "innovation" economy is still the end goal, but battles can be fought to liberate intellectual resources for unfettered reuse!
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