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Old 2012-04-02, 18:59   #12
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As far as I know Inkeri's proof isn't freely available...Thanks for your observations..
Ahh.... academic publishers. [sarcasm]Gotta love 'em.[/sarcasm]
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Old 2012-04-02, 19:46   #13
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Ahh.... academic publishers. [sarcasm]Gotta love 'em.[/sarcasm]
Well, this time it is only because the paper is from 1960. All recent volumes of Annales Academiæ Scientiarum Fennicæ, Mathematica are freely available online once they are published. (You can download two of my papers from there, for instance. ) And, it is not like non-academic publishers are putting all (or even most) of the books/newspapers/... that have been published online to be accessed free of charge.
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And, it is not like non-academic publishers are putting all (or even most) of the books/newspapers/... that have been published online to be accessed free of charge.
Yes, but it's not like those sorts of things are published directly with intent of expanding the bounds of human knowledge. That is, they publish well known facts, or opinions, neither of which is in the interest of expanding the bounds of human knowledge.
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Yes, but it's not like those sorts of things are published directly with intent of expanding the bounds of human knowledge. That is, they publish well known facts, or opinions, neither of which is in the interest of expanding the bounds of human knowledge.
Why is the expanding of the combined human knowledge the one that should be freely available? If there were a choice to make, I would prefer to have the textbooks, newspapers and everything of that sort freely available to educate the "common" people.

Coming back to academic publishing: The current trend is quite promising in any case. People put their new papers online (on arxiv for example) and many of the old volumes of scientific journals are also put online free of charge (for example at jstor).

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Ahh.... academic publishers.
Was it about the money-making big academic-publishers who do not make the new volumes freely available? Or was it about the fact that not all of the academic publishers have had the time/money/will/voluntary people to put all the old volumes online? Or was it about something else? (Both of the two first points are of course unfortunate, but not really relevant to this case.)
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Old 2012-04-02, 21:49   #16
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