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Thursday, September 29, 2005

10 things that will be free is now 12

If you remember, Jimmy Wales' keynote address at the Wikimania conference in August listed 10 things that will be free. The list included encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks, music, and art, but not peer-reviewed research literature. However, Ethan Zuckerman reports that Wales presented a revised and expanded list to Harvard's Berkman Center on Tuesday. One addition to the list:
Academic publishing. Jimmy’s slowly but surely coming around to the Open Access model for academic publishing advocated by Peter Suber and others.

(PS: Now I can say that Wales' list captures the most significant targets! His influence and advocacy will be very welcome in the OA movement.)