Discourse about new ideas in publishing can be broken by the appetite to make exquisitely insightful remarks about things to do not yet exist. To work on truly new things, we have to stop performing the role of the skeptic.
The ongoing Internet conversation about Green OA continues, with members of the library world noting that the availability of Green OA versions of articles is indeed a factor in the cancellation of journal subscriptions.
The clear benefits of the subscription model make it enticing even for those who supposedly abhor it. And while it’s right to try to make it as efficient as possible, it will likely be with us for a long time to come.