The Open Knowledge Festival succeeded in promoting an active change in public and private open data policies. From 15 to 17 July, Berlin hosted the second festival on open data culture aiming to stimulate the long path towards the open availability and distribution of information for everyone to use. The event is becoming more and more eye-catching for industry and businesses that see commercial opportunities and thus joined the festival with sponsorships and keynotes. At the conference was also present the EU Commission, represented by the vice-president Neelie Kroes, that took the opportunity to gather people suggestions on what the EC should focus on and how to create a truly open scientific culture. The main idea is to require open access publication of researches funded by EU on the basis that open access, free papers are more likely to be quoted and divulged compared to paid-for articles. On the other hand many are concerned by the uncertainty surrounding the evaluation parameters of researchers reputation and the role that affiliation to an institution will play. The next step is now collecting examples of best practice to analyse with a critical spirit when the efficiency of open science exceeds traditional one. The gLAWcal Team LIBEAC project Monday, 4 August 2014 (Source: New Scientist) This news has been realized by gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy which are both beneficiaries of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC). This work has been realized in the framework of Workpackages 4, coordinated by University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy.

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