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  1. #1 Ellen
    January 30, 2007

    OA is a threat to NONprofit scientific societies. The legislative proposals circulating last year – and likely to circulate this year – do NOT exempt the nonprofits. Even Dr. Zerhouni came to understand that a mandatory OA policy would harm the nonprofits. Unfortunately, SPARC and ALS don’t care. It’s scorched-earth, winner-take-all, and too bad for the nonprofits who are going to take the brunt of all this.

    You should be just as concerned about SPARC’s position and tactics as you are about the positions and tactics of the APA.

  2. #2 joe
    January 31, 2007

    Ellen, what are you talking about? Too many acronyms!
    Spell it out for us cavepeople…

  3. #3 Dave Munger
    January 31, 2007

    “OA is a threat to NONprofit scientific societies.”

    Personally I believe if a nonprofit society can only exist by locking up scientific knowledge, then it doesn’t deserve to exist. That said, there are models of open access publishing that are revenue neutral, and a serious discussion of these models is what is what is warranted, not fearmongering.

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