As you may know, the Center for Open Science (COS) recently launched a new funding model to support their preprint initiatives. While we understand it costs money to keep preprints operational, the Advisory Council felt the new model was unsustainable and counter to the ethos of EarthArXiv. The Advisory Council has voted to discontinue using COS as the hosting platform for EarthArXiv. Many other communities have chosen to do the same. We are currently exploring alternative hosting options.
This thread is to allow everyone to view the letter we sent to COS, whichis available at https://eartharxiv.github.io/cos.html and to discuss this transition of EarthArXiv.