Bloggarinn og OA-spekúlantinn Richard Poynder er býsna duglegur að taka viðtöl við alls kyns fólk sem tengist OA á einn eða annan hátt og birta á bloggsíðu sinni Open&shut. Fyrr í sumar kom hann með viðtal við ekki ómerkari mann en sjálfan Peter Suber. Sá hafði geysimargt fróðlegt að segja um stöðu OA í dag, bæði jákvætt og neikvætt, og hvaða verkefni liggja fyrir.
Úr inngangi Poynders að viðtalinu:
Philosopher, jurist, and one-time stand-up comic, Peter Suber was one of the small group of people invited by the Soros Foundation to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) meeting held in Hungary in 2001. It was in Budapest that the term Open Access was chosen, and a definition of OA agreed.
And it was Suber who drafted that definition, doing so with words that still stir, inspire, and motivate OA advocates everywhere.
[..] he takes the opportunity to underline his continuing belief in its ultimate success, and the many benefits he expects it to bring. “A couple of years after Budapest, we already had worldwide momentum for OA,” he says. “Today policy makers agree that the question is not whether to make the shift to OA, but how.”