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Re: Is science on sale this week?

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 08:02:16 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>, "beyond-the-pdf@googlegroups.com" <beyond-the-pdf@googlegroups.com>
There is NEVER going to be 100% free science and open access online publishing. The problem right now is business models. Adobe Software has just shown the new way to go a MONTHLY subscription rate for their Creativity Cloud.

Traditional science publishers whose key cash cow is the publishing in print of Proceedings of Official Conferences, Science Periodicals, Specialty Handbooks and Industry Reference Manuals e.g. will always be doing this and ALL these will never be free.

What is subject to change is the publications in the field of open access/citizen science and general access science publications.

We have come up with a business model that for intellectual property right reasons we cannot not yet reveal in this forum.

It will create a new ADDITIONAL field of science publishing that will co-exist, not replace the traditional field of science publishing.

And let there be no mistake about it, open access science publishing does NOT equate free ONLINE science publishing. Only part of it will be free. Some parts will require payment which pays for the cost of peer review and other costs that are involved of meeting quality criteria of scientific works to be published.

There are no shortcuts, the playing field is only going to be a bit more complex and unfortunately for investors in stock markets less attractive.

Milton Ponson
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Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by creating ICT tools for NGOs worldwide and: providing online access to web sites and repositories of data and information for sustainable development

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 From: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>; SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>; "beyond-the-pdf@googlegroups.com" <beyond-the-pdf@googlegroups.com> 
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 11:25 AM
Subject: Is science on sale this week?


If we subscribe to science, free and open access to knowledge, what's 
the purpose of the arrangement between conferences and publishers?

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