Re: Open Letter about OA to the Royal Society by Fellows ofthe Royal Society

From: Marc Brodsky <brodsky_at_AIP.ORG>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 03:43:25 -0500

I would say a careful reading of the two statements show more balance and openness in the RSC statement than in the response letter cited below by Harnad.
I would suggest that we explore new venues for dissemination of information before first setting out to undermine successful existing ones.
If the new venues work for authors and readers, we will not need government imposed mandates to make them happen.

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>>> 12/6/2005 7:49 PM >>>
Forty two Fellows of the Royal Society (including 5 Nobel Laureates) have
signed the following Open Letter to Lord Martin Rees expressing concern
about the Society's statement on open access:
Received on Wed Dec 07 2005 - 13:11:46 GMT

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