[LINK] MIT Online Course Pilot
Thu, 3 Oct 2002 08:13:47 +1000
I'm interested/fascinated by the MIT story. Questions that could be worth
a) What's MIT's policy re ownership of inventions? Do they revert to MIT?
Are they held by the inventor? Split between local facilities and head
b) "What's in it for them"? (Cynical, I know, but still...)
c) The MIT facility in Ireland doesn't seem to own any patents yet - is that
because it's too young? - or because research outside the US is subordinate
- ie, "you get this piece of the project, but head office is in charge)?
d) The Indian MIT project seems to be running late - since it holds Indian
government money, it might be nice to know why.
Just thoughts ... because we wouldn't want an overseas project getting a
free ride just because of cultural cringe... .gov.au and .edu.au should make
sure we get value out of it, not just a brand and some press releases.
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