Dear Dr. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission:
I was recently a guest at your launch in Ghent of the European Commission’s OpenAIRE initiative. You spoke eloquently and forcefully about how OpenAIRE is providing infrastructure for “open access” across the European Union, and how it represents a strong stand for both mandating and supporting open access to research funded by the European Commission. You, indeed, made it seem the only sensible way for research to progress in this new century.
It was deeply stirring to see a continent-wide embrace of open access. The Open Access Infrastructure for Research . . . [more]