In the current issue of Nature there are some editorials on the free
flow of data where wikis and weblogs are mentioned. Things are moving in
the scientific community but I'm afraid they'll choose a non-commercial
Interesting fact: The Human Genome Project considered using an
open-source style licence for the gene sequences, but ultimately
rejected it in favour of public domain.
Sir John Sulston, former head of the Sanger Centre which was one of the
major locations where the sequencing took place, talks about this in his
autobiography "The Common Thread" and contains a good argument why it's
better (for everyone) for scientific data to be in the public domain
rather than copyrighted in any way.