EPrints sells out free software: more Apple crippleware prizes

EPrints, the important FOSS open archive project — widely used by open access repositories — is organizing a call for plugins. Unfortunately, EPrints has followed Mozilla’s lead and is awarding DRM-crippled, proprietary Apple products as prizes.

The EPrints package is even included in the GNU Project. I am very disappointed in this move; they should know better. Supporting Apple’s anti-competitive business practices that limit users’ freedoms is not in the public interest.

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