By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover
Matthew Ingram, paidContent, April 10, 2013
Continuing from this item covered yesterday, it appears (unsurprisingly) that Mendeley users are not happy with Elsevier's acquisition of the company. Some of the most stinging comments:
- "Mendeley cannot fix Elsevier's reputation. Elsevier published fake journals, backed SOPA, used bundles to screw scholars/libraries. Too evil." - danah boyd
- "The thought of trusting @Elsevier with detailed info about my reading habits is, well, repulsive. Sorry, @mrgunn, but I'm out." - David Weinberger
- "Within a year your company will be effectively dismantled and anyone left over who actually cares about open access can start over from scratch." - commenter on Hacker News
There's more, oh so much more. More...