The American Mathematical Society’s Robert Harington, in a genuinely weird Scholarly Kitchen post:
Rumors have been circulating in recent weeks of an impending US Executive Order focusing on public access to federally funded research and open data. It appears that there is indeed a document making the rounds of Federal Funding Agencies for comment. The order has apparently been in the works for a while now, emanating from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which has been tight-lipped about the the existence of the order. There seems to be little concern over the fate of non-profit and society publishers. Among the likely recommendations appears to be that of a zero embargo on published journal articles. Essentially, this means that articles from researchers who are federally funded will be freely available immediately following publication.
There’s no actual order, so the post is strangely coy (“it appears,” “apparently been in the works”, “among the likely recommendations”). Is this pre-emptive lobbying? Either way, the framing around “non-profit and society publishers” is disingenuous, leaving out the big publishers, who go completely unmentioned.