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The Unacknowledged Convergence of Open Source, Open Access, Open Science (2005) (firstmonday.org)
42 points by chsasank 13 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

"Opening" things to facilitate the flow of information is necessary to reduce to costs of increasing complexity. It is the best tool we have to hold off the collapse of our increasingly complex society (as hypothesized by Joseph Tainter) which would come from the ever growing costs and shrinking returns that come from additional complexity.

Now also need open (transparent, accountable) government and industry.

We need much more open science though to tackle pressing issues of the world quickly. Although it is not that easy to do in a practical way. Every country/company/group will want strategic asymmetry that benefits them, this is how the world works for better or worse.

NOTE: This is not my article. This is just a reformat and mirror of a paper by John Willinsky because the original link renders slow.

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