1. If there is any endeavour whose fruits should be freely available, that endeavour is surely publicly financed science.
2. There is a widespread feeling that the journal publishers who have
mediated the scientific exchange for the past century or more are
becoming an impediment to free distribution of knowledge.
3. Internet revolution is happening, making knowledge transfer cheaper.
Technology permits it; researchers and politicians want it, more public
money can be spent on it.
Statement 1, 2 and 3 are necessarily independent
Statement 2 definitely illustrates statement 1
Statement 3 is a facilitating condition for statement 1
Statement 3 states a condition under which statement 1 would be invalid