About the Metrics category

Metrics that do not take IP activity (especially patent filings) as equivalent to innovation or other improvement are urgently needed – what gets measured, gets done or enacted. Some themes to discuss in this category:

  • What are the most promising non-IP activity metrics? Is anyone compiling them?
  • What would be the most effective way to go about getting companies, media, policy analysts and makers, and social scientists to stop using counting IP activity such as patent filing as a direct measure of improvement? If there were a campaign to accomplish this, what form ought it take?
  • How to measure the progress of free/libre/open movements and commons-based production, especially their progress relative to proprietary production?
  • Your ideas.