Some of the arguments, counter-arguments, and political alignments for and against open access. As a result of a discussion today, I thought it worth writing out some of my observations/thoughts on a few of the arguments, counter-arguments, and political alignments for and against open access.
What, in other words, is the scope of OA? Should it be for work for which authors cannot reasonably expect to make a remuneration by direct sales alone? Using the Blockchain for the Public Interest – Positive Returns – Medium. Ronaldo Lemos, Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio) and Gabriel Aleixo, Project lead of the Blockchain Hub at the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio) There is a lot of hype about the “blockchain” and the private sector.
However, what are the implications of that technology to the public interest? In this article, we briefly explore some possibilities. But first, a bit of context on the blockchain. Fifty shades of open. Open source.
Open access. Open society. Open knowledge.