Public Library of Science / License
guerby at acm.org
Tue Dec 17 10:01:13 UTC 2002
Hi, it might be interesting to support
And to have a look to their license for articles
I included the license at the end of this email, note
that they have an email <license at publiclibraryofscience.org>
for comments about the license.
Laurent Guerby <guerby at acm.org>
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE OPEN ACCESS LICENSE
VERSION 1.0b DECEMBER 1, 2002
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