The rise of libre open access
Connotea Imports 2012-06-02
"In the past few months we've seen a sharp upturn in the momentum for OA on several fronts: researcher activism for OA, researcher criticism of high journal prices, researcher understanding of OA issues, OA policy deliberations at major institutions and governments, and mainstream media news and comment. Here I want to focus on a relatively neglected front where progress is also accelerating: libre OA. I've been tracking gratis and libre developments for years, and I've never seen such a sudden rise in the number of policies and initiatives going beyond gratis to libre, and going beyond the more restrictive end of the libre spectrum to the less restrictive end...."