The trail-blazing Wellcome Trust, one of the largest research funders in the United Kingdom, requires open access to the results of research that it funds.
On September 29, 2006 Elsevier and Wellcome announced an agreement that will allow Elsevier-published researchers to comply with the Wellcome mandate. This is wonderful news for OA advocates. As Peter Suber notes, this could be a "win-win-win."
This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.