SciDev.Net have published an article on the benefits of open access archiving to developing countries.
The Royal Society of London are not happy with developments in open access journals and argue that it will lead to the demise of some learned journals. SciDev.Net report this, and provide a link to the Royal Society's statement.
Meanwhile Oxford University Press continue to experiment with their Oxford Open initiative, where certain of their journals offer the opportunity to pay author fees and publish your article as open access. OUP are extending the list of journals that are involved in this experiment, and there are details of the experiment and the journals on their website.