Re: Models for Sustainable Open Educational Resources

Hello The quote "Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing. - Terry Foote, Wikipedia" Should be attributed to Jimbo Wales as should be the four freedoms. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales The powerpoint presentation that Foote used for his presentation was written by Jimbo Wales so that explains the mix up. The four freedoms were defined by Richard Stallman in the free software definition. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Wikipedia was inspired by the Free software movement and is the second example of the success of freedom in the development of useful practical works, Free Software was the first success. Wikipedia uses the GNU Free Documentation License. You also need to fix where you wrote Gnu Public License, it should be GNU General Public License. "the point behind the slogan, "Free as in freedom," is to underline the idea that the distribution of open source software meets important social objectives." No, the open source movement reject any idea of social objectives. One reason is that it helps with the ambiguity of the word free in english, most people struggle to understand what free means largely due to the open source community. Notes on MS Word http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html Look at supporting these initiatives. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Describing_Free_Knowledge_Communities http://www.free-knowledge-communities.org/ [Comment] [Permalink]