MOOC provider EdX goes open source – with an interesting choice of licence
Scott Wilson, Mar 26, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It's well-known that EdX recently open-sourced its MOOC software. Less well known is the unusual license it chose to do so: the Affero GPL. The core of the license ensures that any application service providers who use EdX and make improvements to the code will have to contribute those imporvements to the code base, thus ensuring that the creators of EdX have access to any improvements made to EdX.

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