Monthly Archives: December 2007

My $0.02 on the future of Students for Free Culture

As I announced some months ago, my term on the board of Students for Free Culture will expire with the upcoming election (scheduled for Jan. 14 – Feb. 3), and I’m not running for re-election. Instead, I’ll be (as I … Continue reading

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CopyNight Orlando sneak preview, Dec. 18

CopyNight Orlando will have a “sneak preview” meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 pm at Stardust Video & Coffee (1842 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando). You’re invited! We’ll have regular meetings monthly, starting in January. For more information about … Continue reading

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Gavin recognized as SPARC Innovator

SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, yesterday recognized me with their Innovator award for leadership on open access. My co-honorees are four other young people: Benjamin Mako Hill, Nick Shockey, Elizabeth Stark, and Nelson Pavlosky. You can read … Continue reading

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Anti-spam update: Akismet active

After a pointless and frustrating false positive by Bad Behavior locked me out of my own blog, I’ve disabled Bad Behavior and activated Akismet. For what it’s worth, Bad Behavior had slowed comment spam to a trickle, but it’s too … Continue reading

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Florida explores open government and the Internet

This is old news, but I didn’t hear of it until last week. (Actually, the first I heard was from a column in El Sentinel. It pays to read the Spanish-language press!) Florida’s governor Charlie Crist has espoused support for … Continue reading

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Author-owned scholarly journal cooperatives: a win-win situation?

Abstract: Rewarding authors and referees with ownership stakes in the journal could provide attractive incentives for individuals and rein in abusive publisher practices. Since becoming a freelancer, I’ve spent a fair amount of time looking for publications that might want … Continue reading

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