In which I freep the President

In this blog (in contrast to when you meet us in person), we tend to steer away from politics. But, of course, we do make an exception for science/technology politics, and I’d like to talk to you about some of that today. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is holding an open web forum on access to scientific results; specifically, how to craft a policy for when to require federally funded research to be openly accessible. I recommend that all of you go and leave respectful comments encouraging as strong a requirement along these lines as possible.

You also might want to go sign this petition for open-access in the EU.

3 thoughts on “In which I freep the President

  1. Actually, none of those are quite the meaning I had mind, though the first is closest. At least in my internet parlance “freep” means “to link to a poll in an attempt to skew it in favor of your position.” It comes from the name of the Free Republic, an early libertarian/conservative community on the internet where doing this was popular.

    By the way, in case you think any political bias is showing up here, the term was first brought into wide use by users on the site: “Freep this poll!”

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