Open Access Movement, for Free Culture
Here's a recent article about the Open Access movement as a parallel to the FOSS (Free Open Source Software) movement(s):
Also useful may be the Open Access Overview
Open Access seems to have alot in common to what Wikimedia Foundation does since both work towards free access to worlds knowledge.
Now to save some of my breath I'll link you to the comment I wrote to this story on LXer.com (it actually got featured there :-D): http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/55273/index.html
The thing is that open access is yet another of movements/initiatives inspired alot by the GNU philosophy and Free Software movements. It is a yet another movement working towards a bigger thing we here call Free Culture. However, despite that we are working towards that common end goal we don't seem to be so corelated as we could and that sometimes lead to the disband causing one of these movements to fight for one specific thing not paying enough attention to the other which is also very important.
An example? Creative Commons, it does push a good thing of free content and knowledge, but seems to be loosing touch with Free Software as a crucial part for that goal of theirs.
What do you think? How can we bring those movements closer together? We should probably start by simply educating people from FOSS world about the importance of these other initiatives as well as educating the importance of FOSS to people from those other initiatives.
I think a good example to point out to is Wikimedia Foundation. Feel free to share your thoughts.