[LINK] Einstein's fridge an example for NICTA?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Tue Dec 12 15:39:08 AEDT 2006

Marghanita da Cruz wrote on 12/12/06 2:02 PM:
> <snip>
> In my mind, the question is whether NICTA/Universities/CRCs or Industry
> sponsored (tax deductable) research is the best model for the objectives
> we want to achieve...
I tried to make the point that asking Universities & Research orgs do
anything else is like asking a Brewery to do Health Care.

Sure, it's something they are not completely unfamiliar with, but it's
just *not* what they do...

They whole question of "Commercialise Research" is based on a false
Businesses, and entrepreneurs  (risk takers) specifically, are the
people who can and do commercialise things.

The real question is:
 How do we improve the commercialisation (by business) of research outputs?

Which lets everyone get on with what they do best :-)

> are these objectives wealth from IP?
> sustainable high quality of life?
> we have some very successful and some unsuccessful listed companies who
> have leveraged ICT....
ICT =/= Research.
It's both pure and applied science, as well as being Business and Art.
It's the ultimate mongrel.
> In a globalised world should we be proud of licensing IP to Google,
> selling IP to CISCO, developing applications with TATA or enhancing
> Apache.
> Remember that it was a licensing model that failed for Netscape but
> succeeded for Microsoft.
> This is an argument for open source publishing of PhD thesis....
Strongly agree.
> M

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