TU/e dissertation open to public

Doctoral candidate Maxim Hendriks will make his dissertation publicly available under a CC-BY license. It means anyone is free to use, distribute, edit, and translate his mathematics dissertation as long as they reference the original author. Hendriks will be receiving his doctorate from Mathematics & Computer Science on February 4.

The TU/e library already offers all dissertations as Open Access files: they can be consulted (online) free of charge. By opting for a CC-BY license, Hendriks takes it a step further, says local expert Leon Osinski of the Information Expertise Center. “As long as you state the original work was written by Maxim Hendriks, you’re free to use it without asking for permission. That means you can edit or translate it as well.” Using the work without quoting the source is still expressly prohibited, however.

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