When are they going to learn?
Elsevier, the science publisher notorious for maintaining high-priced research journals in a time when web technology can accomplish the same tasks for a fraction of the price,
Because providing access is all a publisher does, right?
No. Top science publishing requires accessibility, good layouts, solid content, and excellent writing. Scientist make mistakes in content so we have peer review. Even more commonly, scientists aren't always excellent writers and this is why you have line editors. Publishers of old have enabled accessibility, peer review, and quality writing. The fact that publishing now has become cheaper, does not mean the latter two are suddenly free as this slashdot article implies.
It's okay that publishing science costs money. Really. As a publishing scientist I do dislike Elsevier, however, but precisely because they're skimping out of good quality line editing and typesetting.
``Through a Google Summer of Code project this year was work to emulate systemd on OpenBSD.''
``so a student developer has taken to implementing the APIs of important systemd components so that they translate into native systemd calls.''
``systemd-hostnamed, systemd-localed, systemd-timedated, and systemd-logind utilities''
The `d' at the end of each of those stands for `utilities'?
Seriously, please do some editing before posing.
I have a very small mind and must live with it. -- E. Dijkstra