OA library of indigenous knowledge

OA library of indigenous knowledge:
T. V. Padma, Digital library to protect indigenous knowledge, SciDev.Net, January 10, 2005. Excerpt: ‘South Asian countries will create a digital library of the region’s traditional knowledge and develop laws to prevent such knowledge being misappropriated through commercial patents. The plan was announced at a two-day workshop held in Delhi, India, last week by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

this is very important. if ip does exist, and this is debatable, then much of it has been stolen.