Slowing down to protect the incumbents – or speeding up to protect the earth?

“In this February’s issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter, Peter Suber discusses some analogies between open access and clean energy. One of Peter’s discussion points is the issue of whether to slow down to protect the incumbents; in the case of clean energy, this would mean continuing to support environmentally harmful energy industries when clean ones are available, just because the incumbents are there; in the case of open access, this means slowing down to protect the interests of the existing publishing industry – interests which are not synonymous with the interests of scholarship, or of the public at large …” (more)

[The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, 2 February]

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