This is great news! I haven't had a chance to dig into the proposal, but this sounds promising: "All scientific publications shall have a Creative Commons (CC) license."

On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 2:45 AM, Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov <> wrote:
Thanks for the update, Stevie!

Sounds great. Let's hope openly available as in cc-by and not as in "you're only allowed to look at it through a frame on a hard-to-find website".


2015-02-18 11:20 GMT+01:00 Stevie Benton <>:
Hello everyone,

The Swedish Research Council has just proposed new guidelines on open access. To quote from their website:

The basic principles in the proposed national guidelines are that scientific publications and artistic works, as well as research data forming the basis for scientific publications, that are the result of publicly funded research, must be openly available.

I'm sure the devil is in the detail but this seems like excellent news! John and Jan, do you know much about this? What's the background?

Thank you,

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