"Giving it away helps defuse complex intellectual property issues of ownership and control that can distract the universities from their missions to disseminate knowledge." - commmenting on MIT's Open Courseware program
Source: MIT's maverick view of intellectual property worth considering
If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.Hal Abelson
Applicants must also have extensive knowledge of Unix, although they should have sufficiently good programming taste to not consider this an achievementHal Abelson
In the Middle Ages people built cathedrals, where the whole town would get together and make a thing that's greater than any individual person could do and the society would kind of revel in that. We don't do that as much anymore, but in a sense this is kind of like building a cathedral.Hal Abelson
Anything which uses science as part of its name isn't: political science, creation science, computer science.Hal Abelson
"Universities are meant to pass the torch of civilization."Hal Abelson
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