From: Eric Hellman <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:13:02 -0500
> On Feb 22, 2015, at 2:03 PM, LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Debate about this may well be raging somewhere out there in the
> research libraries world. If so, I would be grateful if any of my
> fellow Liblicense readers could direct me to that venue.
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