Subject: Re: Open Source in E-Commerce
From: Lynn Winebarger <owinebar@free-expression.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 20:02:48 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 13 Mar 2000 Ben_Tilly@trepp.com wrote:

> Oh I know the answer to that.  I am just eternally amused that academics
> tend to believe that non-academics should share their value system.
> 
> For an academic (of course) working as a reviewer is part of what makes
> the whole publish or perish system spin.  By reviewing papers they
> establish connections of value to their future careers and can guide the
> subject in ways that benefit the clique that they are in.
> 
    Man, this is a cynical view of the motivation of academics.  Did you
intend to malign every academic, or just the ones you know for whom this
is true?

Lynn