Open Access: coming soon

Peter Suber has written a great post that should be read by anyone interested in education, open source, or what is known as Open Access. In my younger days I listened to the mantra of hacker lore, “Information wants to be free” and so the ideals of Open Access are quite appealing. This mantra seems to have mutated for me and today I personally believe that “Knowledge wants to be free”. Peter points out that, “In the age of print, publishers could control access to research they did not conduct, write up, sponsor or purchase. One reason is that publishers controlled all the effective channels of distribution; but that has changed.”

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