Can we get a research-only license?

The good news is that under the BiOS (Biological Open Source) license we grant rights for both research and commercial work by either for-profits or non-profits, rather than requiring separate transactions for research and commercial licenses. The only condition that would result in the license grant being dropped before commercialisation is refusal to adhere to the license terms. We feel that this is important to facilitate deliverability of the technology, fostering enterprise and innovation. Research-only licenses on technology that becomes embodied in a product often create new downstream barriers to public good or commercial use of that product, because every entity in the R&D chain to implementation of the product is constrained to partner with the research-only licensor rather than having a free choice of commercialisation partners.

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