The unacknowledged convergence of open source, open access, and open science
From the current issue of the online journal First Monday an article by John Willinsky, Professor of Literacy and Technology at the University of British Columbia. He argues for a better cooperation between the Open Source - and the Open Access - movement:
"What is currently missing among these open movements, whether in software development, scholarly publishing, or science more generally, is what was missing a few decades ago, Peter Suber recently pointed out to me, from the environmental movement. In those days, people were deeply concerned with local issues, or with particular aspects of the environment, be that water quality or air pollution, or with specific approaches to conservation issues, such as recycling. With time many of those involved in what we now call the environmental movement come to realize the common cause among all of their different efforts. Through such a realization, they were able to build make environmentalism into a popular movement and an everyday reality, and this served, of course, to further all of the original goals."