Society-washing

The key passage in the Association of American Publishers letter to Trump: As noted above, we have learned that the Administration may be preparing to step into the private marketplace and force the immediate free distribution of journal articles financed and...

‘Controversial sale of .org domain manager faces review at ICANN’

An interesting development in the Internet Society’s shameless private-equity sell-off of the .org domain management, via Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin: ICANN is reviewing the pending sale of the .org domain manager from a nonprofit to a private equity firm...

The Robert Harington Post on An Apparent (?) Federal Order

The American Mathematical Society’s Robert Harington, in a genuinely weird Scholarly Kitchen post: Rumors have been circulating in recent weeks of an impending US Executive Order focusing on public access to federally funded research and open data. It appears...

‘Atypon Launches Manuscripts, a Collaborative Authoring Tool’

From software firm Atypon’s press release for Manuscripts, a new web-based version of the longstanding Mac app: Researchers continually struggle with authoring tools that aren’t built for their collaborative, data-driven projects. With Manuscripts, a free, open...