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That is a very good point. The details are laid out here. Let me just say that the “Gold” open access will not be cheap. But, after an initial embargo, the “Green” open access is also possible.
However, in the spirit of the Julia language, there is nothing to prevent the authors from developing their special-issue contributions on Github! In that way, both the source text and the source code will be open access by default. (The author should not post the final typeset version of the manuscript as printed by the Journal, unless open access has been paid for.)
I’m planning on not only publishing the source for my article, but I will also make it available in a new research collaboration database format which I am creating in Julia. This was described earlier
This is going to be a LaTeX-based research tool that can be used from the Julia REPL to dynamically edit and generate reports, books, documents, lecture notes, etc. It is going to be the first research paper assembled using this new database format, based on a maintained collection of typeset “vertices.”
Special issue on Julia deadline: I am trying to get an extension of the deadline (which currently stands at October 15). I am mildly optimistic, but please don’t rely on it at the moment. Try to get it in by the deadline, there’s always the possibility of revising slightly during the review process as manuscripts get rarely accepted without change.