[open-science] JennyMolloy and PeterMR representing OKF at Open Science Summit

Tom Moritz tom.moritz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 17:54:26 UTC 2011

I believe that we are better off talking about *an ethical spectrum of
"public goods"* that are served by open access... Based in the ethos of
science and the now commonly accepted notion that *access to knowledge is a
fundamental human right* [SEE for ex. The Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, Article 19: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and
expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without
interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through
any media and regardless of frontiers." ]  Democracy is founded in
transparent, open access to knowledge resources...

IMO... This spectrum includes: human health and public health, agrarian and
agricultural health, conservation and biodiversity, education and science, *
non-destructive* technology...

As noted by others, the risks of exaggerated assertions of risks/benefits
are diminished credibility and violation of the fundamental principle that
policy and decisions be clearly based in evidence...


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On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Maloney, Christopher (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C]
> <maloneyc at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov> wrote:
>> As for the PR point, I also agree with Pawel that it makes the open
>> movement too easy to ridicule.
> .. or that the open movement is too radical. In which case, where should I
> go- what groups etc.- where open access is taken to these extremes?
> thanks,
> - Bryan
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