All Knowledge/Science Should Be Open!!
Back in 2000 as my frustration with a graduate program that I had nearly completed, reached an all time high, I bailed and decided to change careers and focus on Linux and open source. I believed that this philosophy of sharing knowledge under a paradigm where those who improve the knowledge are expected to return those improvements back to the community had the potential to change the world far beyond software development. 17 years later and we have “open science”, “open government” and of course “open access” which promotes the open sharing/access to scientific knowledge.
“In what European science chief Carlos Moedas calls a “life-changing” move, E.U. member states today agreed on an ambitious new open-access (OA) target. All scientific papers should be freely available by 2020, the Competitiveness Council—a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade, and industry—concluded after a 2-day meeting in Brussels. But some observers are warning that the goal will be difficult to achieve.”