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Science Commons has an interview with Rufus Pollock, digital rights activist, economist at the University of Cambridge, and a founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation. He talks about how open access can help science flourish, and the next steps to make it happen. "I’d say that in terms of applying lessons from open source, the biggest thing to look at is data," Pollock says.

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