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In the digital age, open access to scientific information can mean we get most benefit from investment in science. Here's our consultation...
European Commission - Public consultation on the 'bio-based economy for Europe: state of play and future potential
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Thx for sharing.

Here's my two cents.

Not only open access for scientists is desirable, but also open scientific data for application developers.
When applying open data, scientific institutions can fully concentrate on doing research and providing their raw commodity scientific data
That way, they should only invest in a limited way into IT and fully profit from persons, organizations and companies, making their data visible and usable.

Thank you loads for the openness.
It would be great if more scientific information (research, studies etc.) is made available to non-students or non-academia, and preferably not behind a big whopping pay-wall.
Fortunately even with Open Access there is a business model to be made with Academic content. As an entrepreneur I have found a way and will deploy it later this year. I agree that a pay-wall is old fashioned.
I understand the business model and the need for it, but make it a one-access portal structure for a small fee. So most people can access it.
A small fee? Personally I was thinking about no fee at all for both authors as well as readers. I'd like to think our business model is one step ahead of open access
But the overall question is: do we need an public domain on the internet? And what does it look like?
(And if you say yes, why are all the internetprojects of public broadcasters around Europe suffering?)
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