[Open-access] Tim O'Reilly Edge Conversation

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Thu Oct 4 16:28:32 UTC 2012

This conversation with Tim O'Reilly touches on various Open Science/Access
points and may be of interest to people:


*If we're going to get science policy right, it's really important for us
to study the economic benefit of open access and not accept the arguments
of incumbents. Existing media companies claim that they need ever stronger
and longer copyright protection and new, draconian laws to protect them,
and meanwhile, new free ecosystems, like the Web, have actually led to
enormous wealth creation and enormous new opportunities for social value.
And yes, they did in fact lead in some cases to the destruction of
incumbents, but that's the kind of creative destruction that we should
celebrate in the economy. We have to accept that, particularly in the area
of science, there's an incredible opportunity for open access to enable new
business models.*
Feel free to ping back the list with your thoughts on the content!

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