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Sunday, November 10, 2002

Germany's Green party may propose legislation to require German professors to publish their research articles in open access journals or archives. The Greens cite the OAI, BOAI, and SPARC in support of their position. Quoting Götz von Stumpfeldt, political and economic advisor to the Green coalition in the Bundestag: "Es gibt eine Pflicht für Leute, die Wissen öffentlich produzieren, ihre Ergebnisse auch öffentlich zur Verfügung zu stellen." Also see Google's English translation. (Thanks to Klaus Graf.)