The indisensable OA observer Richard Poynder dropped another hefty ebook (163 pages!), Information Wants To Be Free, in December. From Poynder’s post introducing the book:
While what I say might be slightly overweight in European developments, it may not matter if (as I believe is possible) events in Europe end up determining how open access develops globally.
I say this because it seems possible that European OA initiatives will reconfigure the international scholarly communication system, and in ways that OA advocates will not be comfortable with.
I’ve just begun reading the tome, but Poynder’s top-level point—that European initiatives (chiefly Plan S) may be ushering in a closed-authorship OA regime—is undeniable.