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Re: US University OA Resolutions Omit Most Important Component

For an article not unrelated to the notion that information information
easily easily "leaks," see:

"Open access and openly accessible:  a study of scientific publications
shared via the internet," by Jonathan D. Wren.  I got to it by doing a
google search on "openly accessible Jonathan Wren."  It was publishing in
BMJ online, 12 April 2005.  The author argues that the ability to find
high visibility articles doesn't seem to be much different for OA and
non-OA articles.  Ann Okerson

On 5/6, Joe Esposito wrote:

> But in practice it is a Harnadian world.  Articles appear everywhere.  
> Some articles get passed around or posted somewhere in fully authorized
> ways (that is, with the approval of the copyright holder), some simply
> leak out of their copyrighted containers and find their way around the
> Internet as email attachements or Web-accessible posts to mail groups.  I
> don't see how this is stoppable.  Indeed, it is a matter of wonder to me
> that proprietary publishers are enabling this informal collection to reach
> critical mass, but they have their shareholders to answer to, not to me.  
> OA is like marijuana in Blue states:  Not the law, but the fact.  Or, to
> conjure another extreme metaphor, with OA it's don't ask, don't tell.
> It would be my hope that those of us who are partial to empirical science
> would concentrate on what is actually happening, which is emergent,
> informal Open Access.
> Joe Esposito