The following to the MP was carbon-copied to Simon Doyle of the Hill Times.
Dear Susan Kadis,
Liberal critic for science and technology,
I read your policy brief article in this weeks Hill Times.
My own interest is in the support of what is often called Commons-Based Peer Production (See: http://flora.ca/floss ), such as can be seen with Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Rather than treating knowledge as if it were similar to tangibles which have a marginal cost, we harness the ways in which knowledge is different in order to enable wider collaboration. We charge fixed costs for knowledge development, rather than marginal costs, and license our knowledge in ways that allow others to "stand on the shoulders of giants" without additional permission or payment.