India to make some traditional knowledge free access
SciDev.Net, 1 April 2011

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Indian traditional knowledge could soon help researchers develop new drugs for diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, because of plans to make some of this knowledge publicly available. The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library has been in development since 2001 but so far access to it has been restricted to patent offices, for fear of it being misused for commercial purposes. Now, there are plans to release a small part of the information, which focuses on diseases of the poor such as malaria, cholera and tuberculosis, into the public domain. This information will be used for the CSIR’s Open Source Drug Discovery project. Read the article …