[IRTalk] You Pay to Read Research You Fund. That’s Ludicrous | WIRED

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 17:03:07 SAST 2016

*Publishers do add value, but that value doesn’t justify the cost or the
lost opportunities for those who can’t (or can’t fully) access the

We need to change the model, not just tweak around the edges. An
alternative system, where all publicly-funded research is required to be
shared under a permissive license, would allow authors to unlock their
content and data for re-use with a global audience, and co-operate in new
discoveries and analysis.

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