Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Paul Stacey is as much an authority as anyone on the subject of open educational resources, and in this interview by Creative Commons he offers a useful resource in the form of a chart cross-referencing OER projects and the licenses they select. Interestingly, "foundation-funded OER projects generally require a single Creative Commons license (usually CC BY or CC BY-NC-SA). But, for publicly-funded OER, there are usually more license options available. One recommendation Paul makes is for OER projects to offer a range of licensing options along the 'open' continuum." I agree with this recommendation, and have long wondered why it is that foundations insist on having everyone adopt a single model. It suggests, to me, that the foundation has an objective over and above mere provision of OERs.

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