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Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog notes on OA panel at FSOSS

Andrea Kosavic, FSOSS 2008, the relog experiment, October 26, 2008.

... I was happy to see that [Free Software and Open Source Symposium 2008 (Toronto, October 23-24, 2008)] featured a session on open access.  Leslie Chan discussed the convergence of open access with open source. His session reminded us of the significance of the open source contribution to the open access revolution.  John Willinsky was visionary in realizing that a major barrier to publishing journals on-line barrier-free was the cost of creating journal publishing software.  His Open Journal Systems project has enabled over 2000 journals worldwide to make journal content available on-line, most of it without barriers to access. Open source projects like his are contributing to the steady increase of peer-reviewed scholarship freely available on-line. ...