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June 11, 2012
Yo. Shark Dog.
Can you say "cracks in the dam" folks? :-) -
I am sure I won't be the only one laughing in their faces when they claim to have invented OA. -
Cue this classic quote from Leslie Chan "But what is it that drives Chan? Why devote all his spare time to a cause that has brought him so much frustration and disappointment, and too little recognition? Partly stubbornness perhaps. When I asked Chan how he had kept motivated all these years he replied that it was the laughter that greeted him when he raised the topic of OA in the early days: the laughter of publishers — who said that he didn't know what he was talking about — and the laughter of senior colleagues, who responded, "You are wasting your time, you are going to kill your own career ... it is just not worth doing."
Yes, well. It's also true that Leslie Chan has been repeatedly shat on, disregarded, and abused. I hope he feels vindicated -- but I also hope he's still got a roof over his head, you know? -
Was not aware of that, RepoRat... -
He's too good a guy to make a point of it. He's not the only one. WTF does Peter Suber live on, FFS? OA abuses its people. -
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