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The Obama administration recently responded to a petition asking the government to "require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research." I first heard about the petition on Google+, and am very proud to be signature #52. Back then 25,000... Read more
0 comments Posted 5 Mar 2013 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
a new dawn
The White House responded last week to the petition: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research. It was posted to the We the People petition site and got 65,704 signatures (the minimum required is 25,000). Notable excerpts:
4 comments Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
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Scientific software tools have long lived in the conflict zone between open source ideals and proprietary exploitation. The values of science (openness, transparency, and free exchange) are at odds with the desires of individuals and organizations to transition scientific tools to a commercial... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Dec 2012 by Shane T. Mueller Feed
mMass software code
Over the last months, I became more and more aware of the "open" movement. "Open" as in open access, open source, open data, open science.
4 comments Posted 6 Dec 2012 by Timo Niedermeyer Feed
Publishing the open source way
As a child I remember being fascinated by science, and developed an overwhelming urge to learn how everything worked. I loved science fiction, seeing authors explore the very edges of possible futures, extrapolating out the possibly feasible to its very limits. As I grew older and began a degree in... Read more
4 comments Posted 29 Nov 2012 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
protests demand open access to academic research
Last week, Winston Hide committed what he called "a toxic career move." Hide, an associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, publicly resigned from the editorial board of Genomics, an influential journal in his field.
4 comments Posted 24 May 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
World Bank announces open access policy
World Bank stakes leadership position by announcing open access policy and launching open knowledge repository under Creative Commons. The World Bank has announced a new Open Access Policy! Effective July 1, 2012, the Open Access Policy requires that all research outputs and knowledge products... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Apr 2012 by Diane Peters Feed
Open Access Week map
This week is Open Access Week, celebrating its fifth year of helping academic and research communities learn more about the benefits of open access and inspiring wider open participation. From Open Access Week:
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
How do you collaborate with today's marketing teams?
In our experience, every marketing team is different--but increasingly they have a few things in common. For a start, it's rare to find the whole team in any single place on any given day. More often, we find teams distributed across cities, countries, and fairly frequently, continents. The members... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Oct 2011 by Todd Barr Feed
Yale University is planning to become the first Ivy League school to offer an open access commons to millions of digital images from its archives, all free of licenses for transmission or use.
0 comments Posted 12 May 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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