Paywall: the Business of Scholarship is a documentary about #OpenPublishing vs. the publishing corporations who make massive profits as intermediaries, while the scholars who do the research, write the papers, and do the peer reviewing, do it all unpaid, as a public good.
@strypey that's amazing, glad it's helpful, and thanks for reminding me to watch this!
I left a message on their site as well imploring them to join us on the #fediverse and #federation. Right now I feel like the best thing we can do is enlighten as many people as possible, especially these type of projects, that alternatives exist.
@LPS that's why I really value folks like @Framasoft and their 'deGoogle-ify the Internet' guide, or the @fsf 's #DefectiveByDesign campaign, or the work done at #FlossManuals . We need more work like this to help mere mortals get started with freedom-respecting software and services, and to educate ourselves and each other on the issues involved.