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Re: Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist

I don't think the OA world needs more policies or guidelines--or, 
for that matter, conferences of any kind.  I think it needs to 
build services that people actually want to use.

Joe Esposito

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM, Stevan Harnad 
<amsciforum@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Barry Mahon <barry.mahon@iol.ie>
> wrote:
>> As I've said to you many times over the years, your logic is
>> impeccable, I'm just waiting for it to be implemented......
> Ouch! Perhaps you're right that one should duck out after over a
> decade and a half of abject failure. But call it blood-mindedness
> or overconfidence in the Law of the Excluded Middle, I'm still
> prepared to duke it out for a few years more.
> More seriously: I am now pinning my hopes on EOS
> (EnablingOpenScholarship:  http://www.openscholarship.org/),
> founded by Alma Swan and Bernard Rentier, which will become a
> legal entity in September (http://www2.frs-fnrs.be/open-access/)
> and will then be providing OA policy guidance to universities
> worldwide, with the help of most of the major contributors to OA
> to date (http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/c_6095/people)
> Stay tuned...