Please don't preorder/buy a digital edition of the live coding book coming out at the end of Nov on MIT press. It's open access and will be freely available as mobi, epub and pdf. They're also selling digital editions separately (despite us paying an open access subvention with public funds).
The ebooks will be free to download, edit and share under a CC-BY-SA license on their website, but hidden under the 'resources' tab. We're discussing how to make this clearer..

@yaxu You could make it clearer by not selling the free book. How did this happen??

@yaxu does their license include a non-commercial clause?

@yaxu so... something that someone put a ton of effort in to should just be free by default? And they should put a direct link to it and forgo any possible beneficial income that would help them to live in the capitalist world we're stuck in?

Sorry, I'm being provocative on purpose.But I do think people should be compensated for their efforts. ESPECIALLY if they are a sole person, or small group with no corp backing them.

@flukejones I'm one of the authors, and we paid the publisher to maker it open access

@flukejones my work is funded by public funds, so yes absolutely it should be open by default, also the funders mandate this

@yaxu @flukejones if you as an author would at least get a decent cut from it and it is clearly stated that this is an additional "donation" option i would think its ok, but if not 🙄

@yaxu do you have monthly mass murders in the school? I hear the USA won't ban weapons that are designed for rapid murder. It's a strange hill to uh... Die on?

@flukejones So I'm not allowed to pay for open access publishing because mass murderers exist? I live in the UK anyway where luckily mass murders are rare.
Open access can be a life or death situation though. Not in the case of a book about computer music, but there is masses of publically funded research into e.g. climate change that is stuck behind paywalls, via publishers with astonishingly high profit margins. It's not the biggest issue in the world, but still worth working on.

@flukejones anyway I think you're just trolling me but thanks for the distraction!

@yaxu I was definitely trying! Unfortunately I had to sleep.

Amazing work BTW! I've spent over an hour trawling your stuff so far.

Comic sans in Samplebrain? That's gotta be a highlight

@yaxu that... sounds weird. Wrong even..

Sorry I didn't realise you were an author. Comments absolutely still stand though.

@flukejones no worries I didn't make that clear.. and yep points totally fair but don't really apply here


looking forward to seeing a link once it's out

thanks for the advance notice

@yaxu what's the link so we can see what book you're discussing here?

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