Open COVID Coalition publishes new license

By: Diane Peters, Open COVID Coalition Steering Committee and General Counsel Creative Commons

Today we published a new version of our original Open COVID License (OCL-PC 1.1), and a second license for those wishing to grant access to their patent portfolios only (OCL-P 1.1). 

The successful adoption of our license by Intel and Fabricatorz Foundation has set a new bar for technology companies when sharing their intellectual property for the public good in this time of crisis. Thanks to their early adoption and growing demand, we are taking the opportunity to refine our original license and create an additional, new license for those wishing to pledge patents exclusively. 

For details about our new license and the differences between the versions, see this chart we’ve prepared on our FAQ page.

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