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Overview of OA, especially in Australia 30 January 2009



Arthur Sale, Beyond Open Source, a slide presentation at Free as in Freedom (Hobart, Tasmania, January 20, 2009).  Abstract:   The Open Source movement, of which Linux is a shining example, is a showcase of how accessibility makes for excellence. A parallel thrust is currently being conducted in the research institutions and the publishing industries of the world to create Open Access to the world’s publicly funded research. Arthur Sale will trace the origin of the movement, its economics and the forces holding it back, and where we are now, particularly in Australia. Open Access, or OA, has very many more active participants than Open Source, and many more nay-sayers, cautious Scrooges, and ignorant people. The struggle is titanic – the benefits equally large!


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