@Skywise Good to know. This is the mental struggle I have when supporting and buying music, books, games etc. If a game, or music is good I want my money to support the artist as an expression of my appreciation for their work.
But in the back of my mind I know that most of the money I paid for the album goes to the greedy publishers and the actual artist sees but barely s fraction of my appreciation.
Trickle-down economics in action.
@Skywise Also in France, we are now allowed to deposit our papers on archives such as hal . Everything there is publicly available.
(not that I have all that much; don't slashdot me I'm actually poor ^^'' )
(but hey, surely we could set up a bittorrent thing! :D )
(where the site doesn't distribute papers, just uses checksums to identify which pdf's are legitimate :D )
As for peer review...shouldn't the peers be doing that? XD
Which is practically the definition of crowdsourcing? XD
(where crowd = registered scientists)