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Launch of The Open Library of Humanities

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posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 01:48 AM
reply to post by Astyanax

dont make me laugh,
you call freely sharing information from the scientists mind to the society they inhabit thievery?
if a scientist owns their paper then it should be there choice where they publish it.

and if they choose to place that paper into the commons, then it is a choice made freely by the author

the fact you are reduced to calling names once again shows you have no real under standing of the facts.

i do not condone piracy, but at the same time i do not condone actively holding innovation or scientific discovery hostage.

call me any name you like,
it will not change the world like open source or creative commons will.

the time for captive knowledge draws to a close,
you are the reminiscent of a failing system of control,

i give freely to the world and it drives you nuts.

creative commons will ensure an open and free internet,
open source will out compete your proprietary model in a free market economy

you are desperate to validate your old world paridime,

when we look back at history, you will be nothing more than a bad joke.

ideas the benefit society belong to society


posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 08:27 AM
reply to post by XPLodER

For what its worth, I do not agree with the "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"

I am not a supporter of mob rule, and value individual rights.

posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by XPLodER

For what its worth, I do not agree with the "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"

I am not a supporter of mob rule, and value individual rights.

the be clear,
that statement was in the context of scientific papers being placed into the commons,
not as a political statement.

i am into democratic principals, and private ownership of property,
i just disagree that "some" ideas should be defined as "personal property"
like government (tax) funded Research that aims to help many people as the reason to research in the first instance.

like taking tax dollars to fund research that then gets placed behind a paywall.
why should you have to pay twice, for access to research "carried out on behalf" of the public.

here is a example of a scientist putting the public good ahead of personal gain,

Meet Jay Bradner, Harvard research scientist, who disovered a promising molecule that may represent a step forward in the fight against cancer and decided to put science before fortune, because he's a human being. Oh, and also because he suggests that going the patent route would be less efficient and less honorable.


when a scientist of this calibre calls patenting (intellectual property) less efficient then i took notice that the system of ownership is actually slower, more expensive, and a road block to innovation,

it made me rethink the meaning of a useful art as property

you should read it, and tell me your opinion on his actions.


posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 06:30 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan

other examples are things of beauty,

Galleries, libraries, archives and museums have an important role in supporting the advance of humanity’s knowledge. They have traditionally been the gatekeepers of the our cultural heritage and in their collections they hold the record of mankind.

The internet affords cultural heritage institutions a radical new opportunity to engage global audiences and make their collections more discoverable and connected than ever, allowing users not only to enjoy the riches of the world’s memory institutions, but also to contribute, participate and share.

By open we mean that it is freely available on the public internet permitting any user to download, copy, and reuse for any other purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

in the case of art, and recognised cultural works,
the needs of the culture to experience their heritage
are immeasurable.


posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 06:57 PM

If the public cannot, for example, legally obtain current material in a timely manner, then they may become skeptical of copyright law as a whole


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