The Bad News About the
Good News: Openness has
won
Christian Heise, Centre for Digital Cultures / Open Knowledge Foundatio...
Do you remember?
About 25 years of free online access to science
and 25 years of the Gameboy = same Decade
What happened? 1991
1998
2000/2001
2001/2002
2003
2003
2013
2012
So, openness has „won“
– now what?
New Challenges
1. There will be more complex
and nuanced debates
Challenges:
- CC-BY vs CC-BY-NC/ND; Gold vs Green Open Access
Policy vs other Policies; Self-hosted vs Third party
service...
2. There will be more
„Openwashing"
Challenges:



- „openwashing“, assimilation, imprisonment and
enclosure of research (e.g. #BlockReadcube)

- legal loopho...
3. Openness is still pretty
inconvenient and no fun
Challenges:
- „open“ and collaborative scientific work is still not
convenient

- reducing the manual effort

- solve right ...
4. No way (yet) in gaining (high)
reputation via open scientific work
Challenges:



- development and acceptance of alternative metrics

- open reputation without loss of idea diversity



Po...
Challenges accepted?
Academics (we) have to decide now on: 

A. to improve steady-state(just good news)

or 

B. focus on a new scientific revol...
Sources/References:
A bevy of Japanese GameBoy carts (CC-BY-SA 2.0) by Bryan Ochalla

Taiko no Tatsujin DS manual page(s) ...
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Nowerdays the battle of open versus closed is replaced with more complex debates, which are, unfortunately, a bit boring for many researchers. What does that mean for the spread of the science 2.0, the open and the citizen science movement?

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The Bad News About the Good News: Openness has won

  1. 1. The Bad News About the Good News: Openness has won Christian Heise, Centre for Digital Cultures / Open Knowledge Foundation DE e.V. Barcamp Science 2.0, Hamburg, 24.03.15 ZBW – Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  2. 2. Do you remember?
  3. 3. About 25 years of free online access to science and 25 years of the Gameboy = same Decade
  4. 4. What happened? 1991 1998 2000/2001 2001/2002 2003 2003 2013 2012
  5. 5. So, openness has „won“ – now what?
  6. 6. New Challenges
  7. 7. 1. There will be more complex and nuanced debates
  8. 8. Challenges: - CC-BY vs CC-BY-NC/ND; Gold vs Green Open Access Policy vs other Policies; Self-hosted vs Third party services …
 - never lose sight of our objective Possible Approaches:
 
 - open up the debate
 - discuss regularly on issues about openness
 - open access commissioner in scientific institutions
 - open access policies at universities
  9. 9. 2. There will be more „Openwashing"
  10. 10. Challenges:
 
 - „openwashing“, assimilation, imprisonment and enclosure of research (e.g. #BlockReadcube)
 - legal loopholes / „hybrid OA“ (e.g. offering authors CC- BY-NC for a fee, while giving themselves commercial use license)
 
 Possible Approaches: - constant public fight against „openwashing“ and legal loopholes
 - let us start the critique of openness
 - start a recognized clearing institution (labeling)
 - always refer to criteria of the open definition
  11. 11. 3. Openness is still pretty inconvenient and no fun
  12. 12. Challenges: - „open“ and collaborative scientific work is still not convenient
 - reducing the manual effort
 - solve right issues and misunderstandings / urban legends
 
 Possible Approaches:
 
 - awards / hackdays / whatever dissemination
 - build more and better tools and showcases
 - enable your colleagues
  13. 13. 4. No way (yet) in gaining (high) reputation via open scientific work
  14. 14. Challenges:
 
 - development and acceptance of alternative metrics
 - open reputation without loss of idea diversity
 
 Possible Approaches:
 
 - publish good stuff via open channels
 - convince your colleagues to publish openly
 - conquer the consequences of openness
  15. 15. Challenges accepted?
  16. 16. Academics (we) have to decide now on: 
 A. to improve steady-state(just good news)
 or 
 B. focus on a new scientific revolution? (good & bad news)
  17. 17. Sources/References: A bevy of Japanese GameBoy carts (CC-BY-SA 2.0) by Bryan Ochalla
 Taiko no Tatsujin DS manual page(s) (CC-BY-SA 2.0) by Bryan Ochalla
 Our Collection (CC-BY-ND2.0) by wisekris
 Guy with WII (CC-BY-ND 2.0) by Herman Yung
 Ottawa Comiccon 2014: Game Boy (CC-BY-SA 2.0) by Pikawil
 Gameboy Advance A-f-T-e-R-b-U-r-N-e-R (CC-BY 2.0) by Joey Mink
 Nintendo Gameboy (CC-BY 2.0) by William Warby
 Complete-in-box GameBoy (CC-BY-SA 2.0) by Bryan Ochalla Further Links: Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V.: http://www.okfn.de
 Open Knowledge Definition: http://www.opendefinition.org
 DE Open Science AG: http://okfn.de/open-science/
 Ross Mounce - Show me the data!: http://rossmounce.co.uk/
 Pawel Szczesny on „Science 2.0 - and now what?“: http://www.slideshare.net/freesci
 Martin Weller on „Openness has won – now what?“: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk(...)openness-has-won-now-what/ Contact: Twitter: @christianheise
 Mail: christian.heise@okfn.de

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