Open science: scientific knowledge liberated from paywall
[From Google's English] "On the pages of What the Future! it is often discussed the importance of open science, or the 'open science' and hence the need to promote an appropriate model of data sharing and the results of scientific research. The appeals to the adoption of this model open also coming from the highest political and administrative institutions, as evidenced by the speech in Rome on 11 April 2012 by Neelie Kroes , at that time vice president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda . Despite this sensitivity and wide recognition of the need to open science, instead of the news last week that the publishing group Springer acquired the group MacMillan (the editorial head of the prestigious "Nature"). The publishing group becomes a giant with a turnover of 1.3 billion Euros (yes, billion, you did not misread) which controls more than 3,000 newspapers, most of which can be defined as 'close access', that is only accessible through costly subscriptions that even major universities and research centers are struggling to buy ..."