Re: Gratis OA and LIbre OA

From: Klaus Graf <klausgraf_at_GOOGLEMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 17:10:28 +0100

2010/1/20 Stevan Harnad <>:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Andy Powell <> wrote:
>> Worth remembering that OA is about more than being
>> "available for download", at least according to the BOAI...
>> [and Bethesda]
> The definition of OA has since been updated:

Mr Harnad and Mr Suber cannot "update" the dfefinition of OA.

The definition of OA is the common wording of the BBB definitions.

> Both are OA

Gratis OA isn't OA according the BBB definition.

> What most users need (urgently) is Gratis OA

There is no evidence for this. What leading gold OA journals offer is Libre OA.

> What institutional and funder mandates mandate is Gratis OA.

Some are mandating also libre OA.

Klaus Graf
Received on Wed Jan 20 2010 - 19:02:03 GMT

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