Originally Posted by ST:DS9
There was a time when Open Beta meant that anybody and everybody can join, no strings attached. Now Open beta means anybody who was in closed beta and anybody who pre-ordered the game, which is really just another closed beta.
Their saying fileplanet will have free open beta keys September 1st, right now is says for subscribers but on the forums it says even a free fp account will get you a key you just have to get one 09/01.
*Update, looks like US got screwed only paid fileplanet accounts got keys, EU gets free keys though.
You can download the beta here