Access to research: sign the petition!

In case you’re in the very small population of people who is reading this and who hasn’t seen the White House petition to require that federally funded research be made publicly accessible, go look at it now and sign before June 19th. The Access2Research site has more context about why a petition, and a catalog of some of the press around the issue.

I could say here why I think open access is important, but instead I will just point you to the Wikimedia blog entry, which I contributed to as well:

Wikimedia Foundation endorses mandates for free access to publicly funded research