Biomed central and Public library of science are trying to build a style of scientific publishing which can make us free of large publication houses and provide free immidiate access to research results. Lots of information is avialable in these two sites about public access to scientific information. Very recently a interview is publeshed, which gives some detail accounts of the personal history of biomed central: Interview with Vitek Tracz: Essential for Science
Srini sent me this link. Thank you srini. Its worth reading.