[IRTalk] Moral dimensions of Open, part 1: “marginal cost is zero, so price should be zero” | Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 13:29:08 SAST 2016

To me, the most foundational reason that access to research should be free
at the point of use is this very simple one: once production work has been
completed and the first copy of a paper created, each additional copy is
free to produce and distribute. This means that we can create an
arbitrarily large number of copies, and send them around the world,
resulting in a huge increase in the world’s wealth. Not doing so is … silly.

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