Marie Curie, Open Source, Kickstarter and Women in Tech | Amanda Whaley | Monktoberfest 2017

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Think of Marie Curie. Would you expect to find a fascinating number of similarities between the Curie’s treatment of their work in the early 1900’s and today’s tech industry? We certainly didn’t. Listen to Mandy Whaley to explore how the Curie’s used an approach similar to modern Open Source licensing to open the process for isolating radium to the scientific community, how the limitations of the time on the rights of women to own IP influenced this decision, and how Marie Curie also used a strategy similar to Kickstarter to raise funds to buy radium for her own research.

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