In article <slrn6lhugd.dcv.clarke at acheron.cilia.org>, Ed Clarke
<clarke at acheron.cilia.org> writes
>Don't be too hard on them; perhaps they must "show a profit" now.
If you are smart you post obsolete stuff on your www site as an advert
and sell the good stuff. Basically anything over 10 years old is
obsolete and should be FOC providing acknowledgment is given if used.
Any researcher anywhere doing a web search will find a reference to
Rothamstead, some old data to give an idea of the standard, and knows of
it's existance and current research. Currently nobody outside the UK has
ever heard of it because they are so secretive about their data.
Anyone wishing to do detailed work for publication is going to WANT to
have full access and collaborate in some way with a member of staff
In short what they are doing is stupid and against their best interests.
Not a good advert for UK science, or the organisation of Rothamstead.