Smoke and Mirrors, or Good Intentions?

Paul Walk, Weblog, Feb 21, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I'm seeing a lot of what might be called backsliding into the silo repository model or federation of exclusive content providers. It is worth rcalling, with Paul Walk, "OCLC are trapped in an increasingly inappropriate business model. A model based upon the value in the creation and control of data. Increasingly, in this interconnected world, the value is in making data openly available and building services upon it. When people get charged for one thing, but gain value from another, they will become increasingly uncomfortable with the old status quo." I know there are sponsor and employment pressures, especially now. But I would hope that people argue for the open network architecture, not in spite of their own best interests, but from the perspective of their own best interests.
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