Tony Hey: A Journey to Open Access
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It is no coincidence that it was Tony Hey -- a distinguished theoretical physicist turned computer scientist -- who was among the first to understand both the immense potential of Open Access: After all, as a physicist, he had been a long-time user of the preprint system that was the precursor to Arxiv, where physicists have been self-archiving their papers since 1991, and as a computer scientist, he was now in the discipline that had created the Internet and been self-archiving their papers on it via anonymous FTP even a decade earlier.
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