Can other types of technology be licensed?
Any technology owner can make the technology available for use under a BiOS license. This may be done to foster development and improvement of the technology as projects within the BioForge to leverage the intellectual contributions of employees and others.
BiOS licensing does not involve donating the technology to the BiOS Initiative, to CAMBIA or any other entity (although such donation is possible and may be tax-deductible). Under a license, ownership of the technology remains with the owner. What is made available under a BiOS license is the right of others to use and improve the technology. Unlike a traditional license, the BiOS license contains provisions for a growing pool of licensees to contribute improvements to each other, so that not only the right but also the capability to use the technology is truly enhanced.