In an effort to prevent some potential problems I want to present some ideas about intellectual property and posting on RLR right now at the beginning.
I hope that RLR will help people in the lab. The idea is simple – that we will benefit from the expertise of others. The Rieseberg lab has a lot more expertise than any individual member does and all of us have skills and information to share. In order to promote this sharing lab members need to feel that the give and take that happens via RLR is fair – not too takey. Users of RLR need to feel that they are not contributing substantially more than others and that their contributions are not being unfairly exploited. With this in mind I’ve come up with three ideas about intellectual property as it pertains to posts on RLR. They are listed below and on the About page.