Mike Taylor, a computer programmer with Index Data and a research associate at the University of Bristol, argues in The Guardian that, for researchers, "publishing science behind paywalls is immoral." Scientists, he says, are supposed to be generating knowledge, knowledge that should be shared with the world.

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