Not long ago, I posted a link to the EU petition on open access. The petition now has more than 20 000 signatures and has made it into the mainstream media (BBC Tech News). Reading this article, which points out that essentially the public pays twice for research that it can’t even access, you wonder how publishers have got away with it for so long.
Links from the story: the Directory of Open Access Journals and the software used to produce many of them, Open Journal Systems. The latter is itself free and open-source. I’m almost tempted to download and try it out – it might be fun to throw together your own pretend journal.