Another great article on the Open Access philosophy, written by Shankar Iyer in the Financial Expressvia del.icio.us)
"The big question on everyone's mind is, "Why would someone open source an idea that they obviously struggled to work so hard for?" Open sourcing your innovation to the community doesn't imply bankruptcy. In fact, open sourcing an idea invites "immediate" attention and sparks community interest. And when this interest reaches the brim, the services and support opportunities that exist around that knowledge just explode, allowing the innovator to not just make money - but give birth to a whole new economy. (...) The very success of science in the last 2500 years has been due to the open publication and peer review of scientific results. (...) I am of the firm belief that money should never be made at the expense of restricting knowledge and innovation"