Re: Not a Proud Day in the Annals of the Royal Society

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Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 08:40:03 -0500

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Even the RS admits that some publishers make too much money. To quote
their take on it: "While some companies do appear to be making excessive
profits...". This said, although OA may have been catalyzed by the
excesses of some publishers - Gordon & Breach remains famous in this
regard, and not only for excess profit-making -, it is about open
access, not excess profits.

Jean-Claude Guédon

Le jeudi 24 novembre 2005 à 19:33 +0100, Barry Mahon a écrit :
> On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 12:38:39 +0100, adam hodgkin <adam.hodgkin_at_GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > I have read it again and on re-reading it still strikes me as an
> > extraordinarily tendentious press release.
> >
> > --------
> > I do wonder what fair-minded and open-minded Fellows of the Royal Society
> > think of this representation of the argument of the proponents of Open
> > Access? I know of no proponent of OA who thinks that the primary factor
> > driving the OA movement is a concern to rectify a situation in which some
> > publishers are making excessive profits (if this is true, and whatever it
> > means).
> I don't think the RS said anything about 'primary factor' they just said
> > -
> "some participants in the debate appear to be trying to pursue another aim"
> I would say that is a reasonably fair point, I have come across OA advocates who think that publishers are making too much money...(whatever that means).
> Bye, Barry
Dr. Jean-Claude Guédon
Dept. of Comparative Literature
University of Montreal
PO Box 6128, Downtown Branch
Montreal, QC H3C 3J7
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