Peter Suber in Brooksville, Maine, November 2009
Peter Suber (born November 8, 1951) is the creator of the game Nomic and a leading voice in the open access movement. He is the Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a senior research professor of philosophy at Earlham College, the open access project director at Public Knowledge, a senior researcher at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center and Office for Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the Board of Enabling Open Scholarship, the Advisory Boards at the Wikimedia Foundation, the Open Knowledge Foundation, and the advisory boards of other organizations devoted to open access and an information commons.
Personal life 
Suber is married to Liffey Thorpe, professor emerita of Classics at Earlham College, with whom he has two daughters. Since 2003 he and Thorpe have resided in Brooksville, Maine.
Suber graduated from Earlham in 1973, received a PhD degree in philosophy in 1978 and a JD degree in 1982, both from Northwestern University. He worked as a stand-up comic from 1976 to 1981, including an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1976. Suber returned to Earlham College as a professor from 1982 to 2003 where he taught classes on philosophy, law, logic, and Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, among other topics.
Suber participated in the 2001 meeting that led to the world's first major international open access initiative, the Budapest Open Access Initiative. He writes Open Access News and the SPARC Open Access Newsletter, considered the most authoritative blog and newsletter on open access. He is also the founder of the Open Access Tracking Project, and co-founder, with Robin Peek, of the Open Access Directory.
Lingua Franca magazine named Suber one of Academia's 20 Most Wired Faculty in 1999. The American Library Association named him the winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award for 2011.
In philosophy, Suber is the author of The Paradox of Self-Amendment (Lang 1990), the first book-length study of self-referential paradoxes in law, and The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions (Routledge 1998), the first book-length "rehearing" of Lon Fuller's classic, fictional case. He has also written many articles on self-reference, ethics, formal and informal logic, the philosophy of law, and the history of philosophy, and many articles on open access to science and scholarship.
His latest book is Open Access (MIT Press, June 2012).
See also 
- ^ "Keeping Up To Date On Scholarly Communication Issues". Library.uiuc.edu. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
- ^ "SPARC". Arl.org. 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
- ^ http://linguafranca.mirror.theinfo.org/9907/tech20.html
- ^ http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/copyright/pattersonaward/index.cfm
- ^ http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/acadpubs.htm
- ^ http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/oawritings.htm
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