Here’s a librarian at heart. When the government puts what should be free information online, he and other like-minded individuals snagged the opportunity and downloaded the information (almost 20 % in one day) to republish in freely available database. That is some good ol’ fashioned take no prisoners librarianship.
And then there are those who would want to keep information hidden. As reported by slash dot, a bill was introduced to stop the NIH open access policy.
Come on people, it’s our tax dollars. Every damn cent spent on research should have the widest possible impact. Hopefully this is a pathetic attempt to, I don’t know, slow the American research process and will fizzle out quickly.