Apparently Harvard University has mandated that all research publications made by its faculty members be made available for “free” (as in free beer??) online. It is a mighty push for a movement which recently started gaining a lot of momentum.
In a move to disseminate faculty research and scholarship more broadly, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted Tuesday (Feb. 12) to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to exercise the copyright in the articles, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit.
However, if you read the discussion below the article, it is not very clear whether it would be available soon after publication, or there would be a time lag before it gets online for free.
Whatever the case may be, it is a step taken in the right spirit and right direction.
Link via: Mashable