no heart in academia?

A university faculty (Sharon!) :) says, "there is no sharing in academia!" Is that true? For those of us in Extension, this is a difficult belief to hold. For us, academic knowledge is alive! Information and resources should be shared freely and widely to improve people's lives! Everyone, no matter your ability to pay should have access to knowledge that could potentially improve their quality of life. Is this too pollyannaish? Maybe, but Extension thrives on this belief. Knowledge for all!!!