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Happy 15th birthday to the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Today is the 15th birthday of the BOAI <http://goo.gl/hm869>, and the 5th birthday of its 10th anniversary update <http://goo.gl/7fqDYT>. I'm proud of my association with both.

As we put it in the 10th anniversary statement, the BOAI "didn't invent the idea of OA. On the contrary, it deliberately drew together existing projects to explore how they might 'work together to achieve broader, deeper, and faster success.' But the BOAI was the first initiative to use the term 'open access' for this purpose, the first to articulate a public definition, the first to propose complementary strategies for realizing OA, the first to generalize the call for OA to all disciplines and countries, and the first to be accompanied by significant funding."

Happy Valentines Day to all who are working for OA worldwide!

#oa #openaccess #boai


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