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Re: Koreanosaurus (regarding PDFs instead of forelimbs)

2010/10/20 Jonas Weselake-George <ee555@ncf.ca>:
> Regarding redistribution of papers, some historians of science have
> argued that the critical moment was when people stopped keeping their
> knowledge secret (eg. alchemy's secret rituals) and started openly
> publishing their work. Almost all other techniques followed after that
> step.
I think publishers, as all the people in the world, have to live from
their work and the money it produces, and thus have to be compensated.
However, inasmuch as they do not starve because of people making pdfs
free I have no objection to the latter procedure, but only praise.