Subject: Topology \neq K-theory
From: Andrew Ranicki
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 08:35:20 +0100
Unfortunately Andy Baker, my distinguished colleague from the
other side of Scotland, equates the mass resignations of
the editors of Topology and K-theory. As Wolfgang Lueck and
I have tried to show (for example, in the statements on
http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/editor which were also
posted on this discussion list) the circumstances of the Topology and
K-theory resignations were quite different, and should not be equated. The
cost of journals is a perfectly legitimate issue for mathematicians to
discuss, and if necessary to act on. However, this issue should not
be misused, a point made by Matthias Kreck in his statement
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=585