post about UC/springer CC agreement
authorStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:24:34 +0000 (17:24 +0100)
committerStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:24:34 +0000 (17:24 +0100)
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+# first large-scale CC licensing of scientific papers
+
+University of California and Springer have signed [an
+agreement](http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/19335)
+to publish as Open Access (Creative Commons by-nc).
+
+This is huge news, I personally wonder how UC managed to achieve that.
+But nevertheless this is undeniably a precedent, which other research
+institution should use to reach similar agreements.
+
+The currently publishing situation for scientific papers is on the
+average terrible, with (at least in Italy) research institutions being
+strangled by the yearly subscriptions fees to digital libraries. The
+subscriptions are so bad that the year you stop paying them you loose
+access entirely, basically admitting that you have wasted all the past
+year payments.
+
+At least CC by-nc will create material that in the future can be
+collected independently and made available by each institution.
+
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