From my perspective the writing has been on the wall for a couple of years now, but I think recent efforts to make research findings more freely available are making it a done deal. This new letter from 25 leading U.S. universities supporting the proposed Federal Public Research Access Act is a strong step. The most powerful aspect of this letter is that the university president's (most of which have their own publishing units) have come out squarely on the side of open access: no debate. The primary target is the big commercial publishers that increasingly have the ability to hold the scholarly publishing and dissemination process up for ransom. One more nail means greater access to information for all who need it.