Glyn’s Too Good to Gartner

Glyn Moody is critical of a report written by Gartner for the European Commission. I think he’s in a mellower mood than usual. Let’s take a close look at one of the sentences he quotes.

EIF v2.0 [v2 of the European Interoperability Framework] should facilitate the most profitable business model(s) of cost versus public value, under proper recognition of intellectual property rights, if any.

Why should EIF be interested in facilitating profit? Surely public value should be its concern. I applaud the “if any” after “intellectual property rights.” If there are such rights, then the right to share would seem to be the one that best contributes to public value. You know, the right that’s central to copyleft

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