Nobel laureate Randy Schekman recently committed himself to only publishing in open access journals – that is, journals that can be accessed by anyone for free.
The open access movement is going from strength-to-strength with a growing number of scientists, musicians, artists and governments committing themselves to the sharing of intellectual property.
Coating kite string (manja) with coloured paste near Gujarat College. Photo by Meena Kadri - Flickr
Neuroscientist Fabiana Kubke talks to Wallace Chapman about open access journals and why she believes it’s wrong to charge people for science paid for out of the public purse; photographer Meen Kadri tells Jeremy Rose about how sharing her photos on Flickr has resulted in sales to the likes of Apple; and Matt McGregor, of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, tells Wallace about the NZ Commons website launched this week.