This is the first draft of the evaluation grid. Comments will be progressively integrated in the text (and then deleted).
Is there an institutional repository (IR) open to the public?
Does a mandatory deposit policy exist?
-- If there is mandatory deposit, which % of articles enjoys any kind of exceptions (i.e. it is not available in the IR for any reason)?
-- If there is no mandatory deposit, but an IR is provided, which % of articles is available? (rough)
-- If there is no mandatory deposit, which % of articles is available in self-archiving? (rough)
-- If there is no mandatory deposit, are there policies promoting self-archiving (e.g. on the researchers' home page, etc.)?
--- If there is a policy promoting self-archiving, what kind of incentive does it provide?
If an IR exists, articles are available only in PDF format, or even in a full-text editable version?
-- If an editable version is available, in which format(s) are articles available? (DOC, RTF, HTML, ODT, etc.)
Is there an institutional repository (IR) of course materials?
-- If yes, is the IR open to the public?
--- If yes, which % of courses is covered by the publicly visible repository?
--- If not, are there policies promoting self-archiving (e.g. on the professors' home page, etc.)?
---- If there are similar policies, what kind of incentive does they provide?
Are there courses teaching programming using open source environments?
Is there a policy of the University to promote free software and open standards?
% of workstations with GNU/Linux (or other open source) operating system within the University?
% of dual boot workstations (GNU/Linux and other commercial operating system) in your University?
If workstations are based on proprietary software, please specify:
-- Is Firefox (or another free browser) the default browser? %
-- Is Thunderbird (or another free mail client) the default mail client? %
-- Is OpenOffice (or another free office suite) the default office suite? %
-- Is Apache (or other free web server) the default web server for the University's web sites? %
At administrative level, does the administration use open document standards (e.g. ODT, but also RTF)?
In communication with students, does the administration use open standards?
In communication with professors and lecturers, does the administration use open standards?
In external relations, does the administration use open standards?
Is there an explicit intellectual property (IP) related policy (e.g. a patent related regulation, an internal patent office and/or committee, etc.)?
If not, is it possible to reach some representatives of the University to have a declaration about the following points?
Does the University IP policy discourage software patents?
Does the University IP policy allow exclusive licenses?
Does the University IP policy provide for the grant of royalty-free patent licenses for free software?
Does the University IP policy provide for the grant of royalty-free patent licenses for essential medicines?
Is there any statement in the patent regulation of the university making reference to the the grant of royalty-free patent license for the public good, social welfare or similar goals?
-- If yes, please be more specific...
-- Is there any reference to the ready licensing of patents when they block subsequent innovations?
Are there applications which are freely usable on the Internet, but forbidden (and/or technically blocked) within University network?
Which applications are forbidden (and/or technically blocked)? Please give examples: / Mail clients (POP/IMAP)? VOIP-based applications (Skype, Ekiga, etc.)?
Are there any free Internet applications which are controlled/restrained on the University network?
Are student traffic data (or data of other non-employees) logged or otherwise stored/recorded?
If yes, what kind of log files are kept?
How long are these logs kept?
Please, notice that – apart from deciding which questions should compose the grid – there are specific issues concerning (at least):
- - the quantitative definition of answers (absolute numbers; percentages; etc.);
- - the aggregation of specific “scores” in order to provide a unique aggregate index describing the performance of a university with respect to each point of the Declaration.