Proceedings of the Fourth National Technology Leadership Summit: Open Resources in Education

Various authors, Contemporary Issues in Technology, Teacher Education, Jun 21, 2003
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Detailed discussion of the concept of an "Educational Source Forge," a free and open source repository for educational materials. As Glen Bull and Joe Garofalo write, "Just as Richard Stallman found it necessary to employ copyright law to codify and protect a longstanding tradition in the software community, a general public license will encourage a similar practice in the educational community." Several papers follow this introduction, looking at the mechanics of such a proposal in detail.
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