Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Nature makes all articles free to view

... but in a proprietary format (Windows and OS X only), shared by subscribers, free as in speech but not as in beer (as Slashdot comments point out).

"All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a proprietary screen-view format that can be annotated but not copied, printed or downloaded, the journal’s publisher Macmillan announced on 2 December [2014]."


Wonder how long it will take before download apps are developed or the handshakes by the software (Readcube) are hacked?

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