Ford Foundation adopts open licensing

The Ford Foundation adopts policy to increase access to and re-use of research funding outputs.

The Ford Foundation, a non-profit grant-making organisation based in New York, has offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

The adoption of the open licensing policy means that recipients of grants will be required to make Foundation-funded materials subject to a Creative Commons licence. The policy aims to encourage the sharing of intellectual property in a digital global commons and make the work of grant recipients more accessible.

More information on the Ford Foundation is available here.

Source: Marydee Ojala.