[Taxacom] Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?
mesibov at southcom.com.au
Mon Feb 8 17:49:07 CST 2010
Stephen, I think it's a preprint. The final version will be on the Calodema website.
My point in spreading this story is to remind Taxacomers that under the proposed ICZN amendments, e-only published names will be available with pathetically simple requirements: a brief description, a promise to put the holotype somewhere safe and a posting of a PDF of this to libraries, museums and archiving institutions. Hawkeswoods and Makhans of the world rejoice!
IMO the Commission is proposing to act like an Internet service provider that has no spam filtering whatsoever on its mail servers. 'All we do is organise mail delivery. It's up to the subscriber to delete the spam'; i.e., it's up to the taxonomic community to deal with any resulting flood of junk. How many others on this list think that what the Commission is proposing is irresponsible?
Dr Robert Mesibov
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School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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