"To obtain a research grant, the Swedish Research Council now requires researchers to publish their material so as to make it available to all. The public and other researchers should have free access to all material financed by public means.
The thought behind so-called Open Access is that everyone should have free and unrestricted access to scientifically assessed articles. The Research Council has now determined that researchers granted funds by the Authority should publish their scientifically assessed texts in journals and from conferences in this manner.... Researchers will have to guarantee that publications are available according to Open Access within a maximum period of six months."
This requirement is even stronger than that of the US National Institute of Health (NIH), which demands the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research no later than 12 months after publication.
Seems like the Open Access movement has a reason to celebrate :-)