Editorial Perfectionism as a Mechanism for Malproduction

In this article I will argue that perfectionist journal editors are a direct mechanism for the production of research and research literature. What do I mean by editorial perfectionism? Journals prefer to take quality articles, and quality articles are costly to make. Sometimes these judgements on quality are subjective or otherwise wrong. Journals and editors … Read more Editorial Perfectionism as a Mechanism for Malproduction

Obfuscatable Extension as an Open Source Business Model

This article discusses an approach to open source as a business model. We all know about the traditional approach. That is, you open source some software and charge for implementation, maintenance, or on-call services. This could be considered the Sprinter Model. Everyone knows how to run, but professional sprinters are just so good at it … Read more Obfuscatable Extension as an Open Source Business Model