ACM: tear down that pay wall.
We've just started a petition/protest to try to push the Association for Computing Machinery to support Open Access! Relevant if you're in computer science or want people to be able to read CS papers...
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- I'm not sure I see what the point of this is, particularly the boycott provisions.
This site links to a page (http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2013/2/160170-positioning-acm-for-an-open-access-future/fulltext) that indicates that ACM is moving in the direction of Open Access, but doesn't want to throw caution to the wind (nor lose the ability to fund the activities it does, as well as keeping the Digital Library servers powered and running).
Any proposal for ACM to go Open Access should come with a breakdown of how ACM's activities will be paid for and/or which ones will be eliminated.Feb 18, 2013
- Well, I hope it's a non-issue soon!
I saw that article -- it partly spurred this effort, in fact. I think the publication board's framing is really disappointing: they treat OA not as an opportunity or as the right thing to do, but as something dangerous that's happening to the world, that we need to be ready for and wary of. I think it's going to take some pushing from the community to get the organization on board. But I'm hopeful.
This isn't so much a proposal for "how" as a call for "figure it out, this is important!"Feb 19, 2013
- I don't get that from the article at all.
I think it's fine to say "figure it out" but boycotting ACM (as some signatories are doing) seems extreme.Feb 19, 2013
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