The first Open Science Summit will be taking place in late July, from the 29th to the 31st in Berkeley, California. This event is "an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and technological commons to enable an new era of decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest challenges," the conference description says. Among the topics on the agenda include synthetic biology, DIY science, and science publishing.

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