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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Necessity is the mother of invention: open access, the developing world, and the cost-efficient solution

CWB members may be interested in my blogpost, Necessity is the mother of invention: open access, the developing world, and the cost-efficient solution. My point is that scientists in the developing world have far more incentive to seek cost-effective solutions than scientists in the developed world; therefore, we in the developed world can benefit cost-wise from reading their research. This idea very much relates to Bego's point about low-cost medications which are not being made, simply because there is little or not profit involved in making them - one of the reasons for CWB.

1 comment:

  1. That is a very good point Heather. A for profit organization will never have their interests aligned with their customers or patients.

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