The unacknowledged convergence of open source, open access, and open science
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:First Monday, Volume 10, Issue 8 (2005)
A number of open initiatives are actively resisting the extension of intellectual property rights. Among these developments, three prominent instances (open source software, open access to research and scholarship, and open science) share not only a commitment to the unrestricted exchange of information and ideas, but economic principles based on (1) the efficacy of free software and research; (2) the reputation-building afforded by public access and patronage; and, (3) the emergence of a free-or-subscribe access model.