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Re: [ox-en] Re: Next successful Free Product?

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 19:49 -0700, Michael Bouwens wrote:

Isn't it also mainly motivated by the new role of
patents, which block sharing and slow down innovation
in academic research. But the abandomnent of the old
scientific publishing scheme now also has perverse
results: the authors are now asked to pay for

In the given circumstances, this is not really all that bad because
funding agencies have been anyway providing the money for subscribing to
journals. If Open Access Publishing becomes the norm, then it would be
possible to subscribe to less number of journals, thus saving on that
expenditure. In any case, many journals already charge authors for
publishing articles. 

V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsfs>
Free Software Foundation of India

Contact: projekt

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