Must be nice, sitting on a $20m endowment, being able to give stuff away like that!
Meanwhile back in the real world of NIH supported biomedical research in academia, the standard grant has been stuck at $250k for over 15 years, despite the biomedical research price index (the real cost of doing research) rising at double digits. With a single grant, and having to support 70% of my own salary, and benefits costs going through the roof, I have enough for 1 post-doc' and a technician, and the rest goes on animal costs and supplies. 70c a day per mouse cage really adds up when you have over 100 cages on the go. 10 years ago I had a 5 person lab on the same money. Throw some typical open access publication fees of $1500-3000 into the mix, and it becomes apparent that for those of us "scraping by" on NIH grants, there will be no free-for-all in the name of open science. We do what we have to do to survive, and if that means patenting shit to make money, then so be it.
Don't get me wrong, we still have a decent publicly funded science system in the US, but it really hasn't kept up with inflation (particularly personnel costs). This kind of PR exercise is the preserve of the wealthiest institutions only.