Re: Poynder on OA in Europe

From: Barry Mahon <barry.mahon_at_IOL.IE>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:03:45 +0100

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On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 18:51:10 +0100, Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:

> Barry Mahon (not for the first time) completely misses the point.
> OA is not about blocking patents on unpublished research, it is about
> unblocking access to published research.

I think the people who 'block' publishing in R&D projects with commercial partners would probably not agree that I got it wrong....; anyway the point is not about whether it is published or not it is why did the EC not back OA, as originally raised by Richard.

Bye, Barry
Received on Tue Mar 20 2007 - 13:31:28 GMT

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