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Re: [OFFPTOPIC] ACM digital library (was: Lisp books)

From: tomas
Subject: Re: [OFFPTOPIC] ACM digital library (was: Lisp books)
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2021 22:56:40 +0200
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On Wed, Oct 06, 2021 at 04:24:41PM -0400, Stefan Monnier via Users list for the 
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> But the ACM is not a corporation, it's a professional organization
> that's supposed to serve its members, such as myself (hence the `.org`
> compared to Springer's `.com`).

I didn't imply it was. I think it's just a case of "cultural hegemony".
Or something.

> They get sucked into corporate newspeak, indeed, and they haven't
> converted their library to Open Access (tho it's in the plans and some
> of the articles are, such our HOPL-4 paper but apparently not the above
> HOPL-2 paper) but I think we should lobby them to get better rather than
> shun them (after all, most of the alternatives are worse and beholden to
> corporate interests, except for those which don't intend to provide
> anything more than archival services, such as LIPIcs or arXiv).

I don't shun /them/, just their web site :-)

Actually I do appreciate the ACM.

 - t

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