Talk:Wikimedia Blog/Drafts/Access2Research

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I like this draft a lot. Couple of thoughts

  • I think we should more clearly state the basic principle of the Access2Research petition sooner. It doesn't seem clear to me that this is about opening up the findings of publicly funded studies. It's in there, and it's stated in the quote from the Access2Research, but I think it would be great to state it more clearly in the paragraph with the bold "what if you already paid for it" or just after.
  • I think the 7th paragraph should come earlier, perhaps in the 3rd or 4th paragraph? "Right now, most scholarly information is not reasonably accessible to anyone who lacks access to institutional journal subscriptions or personal wealth. If the spirit of scientific publishing is to spread knowledge for the betterment of society, we believe a model that depends on keeping it out of the hands of the public betrays that aim. We believe in open access and open licensing as fundamental forces to disseminate knowledge, support education, and accelerate discovery." Matthew (WMF) (talk) 18:23, 24 May 2012 (UTC)


==Wikimedia Foundation endorsing Access2Research== The Wikimedia Foundation has decided to endorse [ Access2Research] and its [ petition] to make research funded by the US government publicly accessible. This will be done by way of a blog post on Friday morning PST. You can read more about this initiative and contribute via these [[Wikipedia:Access2Research|FAQ]].



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