Written by Nick Heer.

White House to Make All Federally Funded Research Immediately Accessible

Jacob Knutson, Axios:

The White House on Thursday issued a new policy that will require all federally funded research to be immediately — and freely — available to the public upon publication starting no later than 2026.

Public research ought to be public. Never forget how MIT kept pushing charges against Aaron Swartz after he used the university’s network to download JSTOR files in bulk. Another of Swartz’s efforts was to liberate court records. U.S. policymakers keep dangling the prospect of making PACER free as well.