Peter Suber - Google+ - Second shoe drops: new White House Directive mandates OA …: "The Obama White House today directed federal agencies to develop open-access policies within the next six months. The directive comes from John Holdren , President Obama's chief Science Advisor.
White House announcement and the Directive itself are big. It's big in its own right, and even bigger when put together with FASTR , the bipartisan OA bill introduced into both houses of Congress just eight days ago. We now have OA mandates coming from both the executive and legislative branches of government." It also goes some way towards the European Interoperability Framework 2.0. 'via Blog this'