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Vrecknidj
28th-September-2013, 03:22 AM
http://io9.com/five-of-the-six-papers-published-in-support-of-yesterda-1412267282

Citing Title 17 of the U.S. Code, which states federal works are not subject to copyright protection, Berkeley biologist Michael Eisen decided to make them freely available on his blog. Viva la revolución.

http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=1430

Nice!

paradoxparadigm7
28th-September-2013, 03:56 AM
I applaud Eisen! My estimation of NASA has gone down even understanding that NASA probably received money from Science Mag. Shame on the Science magazine too!

Pyropyro
28th-September-2013, 04:14 AM
Good job :)

I don't like the way NASA handled the distribution of knowledge. As for Science, well I think it's natural for a publisher to defend their co-owned papers. However, they should have at least reduced the price since NASA did much of the grunt work. Heck, 20$ is near the average daily here in my country.

redbaron
28th-September-2013, 10:49 AM
Impressed. Reading them now :D

DrGregoryHouse
28th-September-2013, 06:06 PM
pfffft...big surprise. NASA and the Obamanation is ever more quickly circling down the toilet bowl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUNc9bWu_1I

scorpiomover
29th-September-2013, 03:57 PM
Knowledge is power. He who controls the flow of information, controls the power of that knowledge. NASA is now very powerful indeed.