01 June 2006

OA=OSS, Elsevier=Microsoft

You know you're on the right track when your enemies start adopting your (much-decried) methods. First there was Microsoft and its "Shared Source", a mickey-mouse version of open source, but without all the benefits. Now here's Elsevier, with its "sponsorship fee" that lets authors make their articles freely available - almost open access.

It's happening, people. (Via Scholarly Communication.)

Update: And like Microsoft, Elsevier has realised that it needs to bend ears in high places in order to keep a dying business model alive. (Via Open Access News.)

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