A brief history of OA
Stevan Harnard has posted a nice summary of the key milestones in the development of the Open Access movement to the American Scientist Open Access Forum.
Towards the end he says:
The OA way of the present and future is for researchers to deposit their articles in their own Institutional Repositories.
Is this the one true OA way? I'm not convinced. Let's focus on what is important, the 'open' and the 'access' - and let the way of the future determine itself based on what actually helps to achieve those aims.