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So, a friend of mine wrote a scathing review of the ACM's recent refusal to open access. As he mentions, the ACM claims to be a non-profit organization with the purported mission of fostering the open interchange of information, and yet it refuses to open access because that would cut into the bottom line be "too hard". This is absurd when USENIX, ACL, NIPS, JMLR, etc are all open; to say nothing of the arxiv. If the ACM publicly admitted to being a for-profit organization that would be one thing. I'd still be upset with them, but at least they'd be honest. Until the ACM updates its out-of-date practices, I will not support them because they are not a professional organization that represents the ethical standards of the computer science community I am a part of. If you're also part of this community, then you can help tear down this paywall.

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