It was a Wednesday afternoon, dark skies, cold feet and nothing to postpone tomorrow’s deadline. I was supposed to write a research proposal and give a short presentation about it. Working last minute, as usual, my literature search was going nowhere. Every time I found THE paper that would save me, that would have all the answers to my questions…I hit a paywall. I was not satisfied. Yes sure, there were other openly available articles and many that I was able to access via the university’s library. But still, I was not satisfied. Why is public funded research not openly available to the public? is what I asked myself. Truth is, that is not what I asked myself, that’s what I eventually found out. And I was most certainly NOT satisfied.