UK Government Moving Forward on OA

There was some big news out of the U.K. this week that had many open access advocates buzzing online:
The government of the U.K. announced that, within 2 years, it plans to provide open access to all publicly funded research results.
See the comments article by universities and science minister, David Willetts in The Guardian.
Another Guardian article provides further details:
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales will act as an unpaid consultant to “…initially advise the research councils on its £2m Gateway to Research project, a website that will act as a portal, linking to publicly funded UK research all over the web.”

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