This is an attempt to formalize the conditions of possibility for free, libre, open access to scientific knowledge within a game. The challenge is to enunciate the terms under which agents participating in the Grand conversation of science would be willing to open share, exchange, negotiate or surrender their contributions, considering their corresponding intentions, goals, beliefs and expected utilities. Many conclusions can be drawn from the game here described. We have made many simplifying decisions along the modelling process that must be taken into account as a determining context for those conclusions, of course. It can be safely state, however, that under the current conditions of the game, Editors will keep betting on Toll Access, knowledge distribution models even if all the other Academic agent go for Open Access.
- Pub Date:
- July 2020
- Computer Science - Computer Science and Game Theory;
- Computer Science - Multiagent Systems;
- 91-10 (Primary) 91A80;
- 91F10 (Secondary);
- 13 pages, 2 figures, 6 tables and accompanying prolog source code