discussion / Ethics of Conservation Tech  / 23 November 2016

Open source vs intellectual property

Hello all. I've been thinking lately about the importance of open source technology in creating advancements in the conservation technology field. It's important to be able to make advancements and grow a company for instance, but should there be an unsaid declaration in making technology open source? Are there ethical concerns about this? I'm on my mobile now and I'll link to it later, but there's an excellent primer on open source technology by a group called Code Innovation. What are your thoughts on this?