Subject Re: REFEDs Documents
From Leif Johansson <leifj@xxxxxxxx>
Date Sun, 30 May 2010 17:39:04 +0200

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On 05/30/2010 04:30 PM, Licia Florio wrote:
> Dear all,
> As mentioned during my presentation this morning, I'm sending you the
> documents describing REFEDs mission, the case for funding REFEDs and the
> initial list of topics for which funding is required.
> In light of today's discussion, I'll update the current list of topics
> assigning the priorities as emerged during the meeting.
> Comments and questions are welcome!

I guess I should speak up since It was entirely reasonable to
think that I am negative to REFEDS... So here I go:

I would like for the educational community to have more impact
on the rest of the world. Things that worry me about the current proposals:

- - Money complicates things. I think we're underestimating by just
how much.

- - GLIF is often cited as a model activity. However GLIF mostly
seems to be mostly a discussion community much like REFEDS is
today, also the level of engagement is ~1/3 of the levels
suggested for REFEDS.

- - Our points-of-engagements are increasingly not just in the edu-
arena. I don't fully believe in the "Lets talk amongst ourselves
first" approach.

Having said that I still think we should probably do what Ken
suggests and try this new model for a while and see where that
leads. I'll do what I can to help.

	Cheers Leif
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