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Manon Anne Ress, Require or Encourage? IGWG text on open access, KEI Policy Blog, November 14, 2007. Excerpt:
Comment. Thanks to Manon and KEI for this alert. I'd like to hear from any readers who might know which national delegations inserted the strong language in the first draft and which wanted to weaken it in the new draft. I'd welcome other, more specific details on the opposition and the procedure going forward. If you send me anything, please let me know whether it is confidential or whether I may make it public.
Update. Also see Stevan Harnad's comments.
Update. Also see Katherine Nightingale's story in SciDev.Net for November 19, 2007. She doesn't identify the source of the original strong language or the subsequent weakening, but she does quote some apt comments:
Update (11/27/07). Also see the story by Daniel Griffin at the Information World Review blog.