The Open Access debate takes a number of forms, and touches on a number of aspects of our digital practices, academic, creative and everyday. So what is Open Access?
Again the ESF authors encourage an open approach:
Lessig, L. (2002). The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World. Random House Inc., New York, NY, USA. http://www.the-future-of-ideas.com/download/lessig_FOI.pdf