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Sylvain Ribault
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Sylvain Ribault commented on a post on Blogger.
For a discussion on the recent maneuver by Elsevier of restoring access to its journals, see the following post on this blog. Although I have a few conjectures, the true reasons for this maneuver remain mysterious to me.

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Germany vs Elsevier: a puzzling maneuver
In the tense negotiations between the German consortium DEAL and Elsevier , there is a new twist: on February 13th, Elsevier announced that it was restoring the access of the affected German institutions to its journals. Elsevier’s two explanations for this...

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Germany vs Elsevier, and the race for legal open access
The debate about green versus gold open access leaves aside a more fundamental difference: that between legal open access and pirate open access. This difference is essential because, as Bjorn Brembs put it , In terms of making the knowledge of the world av...

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Sylvain Ribault commented on a post on Blogger.
I wrote a substantial comment on the recent article arXiv:1701.03146 in the hope of starting a discussion:

https://scipost.org/commentary/arXiv:1701.03146v1/

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Why don't academics write in Wikipedia?
Since several years ago, Wikipedia is being widely used by academics. As a theoretical physicist, I often use it as a quick reference for mathematical terminology and results. Wikipedia is useful in spite of its many gaps and flaws: there was no general art...

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