[Irtalk] Open Access Movement Demands More: 2015 in Review | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 18:16:47 SAST 2016

*One of the biggest tactics the open access movement can use to effect
change is encouraging research funders to adopt open access policies*—that
is, policies that require that any work they fund be shared openly.
Creative Commons reports that in 2015, five major foundations adopted
policies requiring any research they fund to be published under an open
license: the Ford Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the
Vancouver Foundation. *The grants those foundations gave out under their
new policies accounted for nearly two billion dollars.*

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