Gabe Stein, Cooper Smout discussion time ~1hr

  • Gabe has a product development background
  • 3 core themes Knowledge Futures Group has discussed with funders:
    • validation (reviews, meta-reviews)
    • governance model – funders generally want to establish gov structure first, KFG has had some success pitching support for established communities first, then develop structure later
    • fixed percentage of publishing costs (e.g. 1%) diverted to open infrastructure, e.g. Michael Eisen original idea leading to PLOS
  • KFG planning space/workshops/hackathon for discussing progressive publishing ideas (~November)
  • Cooper/Gabe to arrange ~monthly catchup
  • Gabe’s advice on piloting new economic models within FOK: work out fundamental assumptions and test those first