[Open-access] Yesterday, we leaked the French agreement with Elsevier

Peter Murray-Rust peter.murray.rust at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 11 15:57:38 UTC 2014

Just a heads up to all those who have helped to make this public. It takes
courage to do so but it's very valuable. Secret contracts and de facto
monopolies work against the public interest.

The area is complex and not easy to explain to citizens and anything we can
do to make it clearer will be valuable.

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Rayna <rayna.st at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Just a short message to highlight a piece we wrote with Pierre-Carl
> Langlais (@Dorialexander). It was published in a prominent online
> publication yesterday, in French and was aimed to release the recently
> concluded agreement between the French Ministry of Research and Elsevier.
> With precious help from Jenny and Katelyn, the piece is now available in
> English on the main OKF blog:
> http://blog.okfn.org/2014/11/11/france-prefers-to-pay-twice-for-papers-by-its-researchers/
> Such secret contracts are what hinders any meaningful incentive to an Open
> Access policy. This is the first installment in a series of materials we
> will be running in the coming weeks, aiming to achieve greater transparency
> (and later on, to conquer the world ;) ).
> Comments, insights, ideas, tweets, etc. greatly appreciated,
> Rayna
> --
> "Change l'ordre du monde plutôt que tes désirs."
> http://me.hatewasabi.info/
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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