[p2p-research] Fwd: FW: M*CAM Opens the Flow of Open Source Innovation with the India Water Project Global Technology Assessment(tm)

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 05:58:50 CEST 2009

Hi Jeff,

do you know anyone who could contextualize this?


 I thought you should see this latest news.

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*From:* David E. Martin
*Sent:* Friday, August 21, 2009 3:45 PM
*To:* David J. Pratt
*Cc:* 'gwn at earthday.net'
*Subject:* M∙CAM Opens the Flow of Open Source Innovation with the India
Water Project Global Technology Assessment™

Date:    August 21, 2009

Text:     Charlottesville, Virginia.  The world’s first open source
Innovation Commons program on water technology and innovation has been
launched today.  An estimated 1.6 million children die each year from lack
of water.  Over 2.5 billion people do not have access to potable water.  And
all of these statistics have been unchanged while tens of thousands of
innovations on water have been patented – many never put to use…until today.

            M∙CAM has released the world’s first Innovation Commons for
Water under the India Water Project Global Technology Assessment.  This
project, targeting India, is in direct response to the Government of India’s
leadership in making clean water a national priority and mandating that its
agencies and ministries resolve the challenges facing India with all haste.
M∙CAM wants to assist in this life-saving endeavor.  This free platform
allows users from around the world to tap into the creativity of thousands
of innovators who have developed solutions for the world’s water challenges
but have been unable to take them to scale.  Now, everyone will have equal
access to Open Source innovations and know-how derived from the most
creative minds around the world.

            Water is life. Like many other decisions taken by humanity
during its evolution, many companies and individuals have sought and
received patents covering one or more processes involved with the extraction
and capture, transmission, purification, testing, distribution and end use
of water. The Water for the World Global Technology Assessment™, or GTA,
provides a compendium of thousands of innovations in water related
technologies. This Water GTA discloses innovations which are in the public
domain in much, if not all, of the world. Either by expiration, abandonment
(meaning that maintenance fees have not been paid) or failure to file in
certain jurisdictions, the innovations disclosed herein belong to the world.

            The information in this GTA is compiled from over 15,000
companies, research institutions and individuals in over 120 countries. In
their protection, the world was precluded from their use and now, they can
be recycled for the benefit of all humanity. Billions of dollars of research
and development are represented in this GTA and special interest groups,
entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments should insist that, before any precious
resources are spent on R&D or procurement of water solutions, a review of
the open source is mandatory so as not to waste precious time and resources
on replicating what is already done and now is free.

            For more information, please visit: http://water.m-cam.com/.

            For questions or media inquiries, please send an e-mail to
info at m-cam.com.

Dr. David E. Martin
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