Judges and lawyers need to understand what open source software is: not just software made available under a license, but software that has an accompanying ethos.
Open source and Creative Commons licensing has opened the door for everyone to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their work.
Stephen O’Connor is a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School. He contracts with the New York State Education Department to create and maintain openly licensed curriculum for the EngageNY mathematics and English language arts modules.
The year 2014 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. These are my selections for the top 10 legal issues for last year, shedding a light on what we can expect for the year ahead.
As of December 19, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now sharing all of its images and videos from the Mars Express mission under CC BY-SA.
Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition, an important standard that communicates the fundamental legal conditions that make content and data open.
I began working with the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2012 for program and community support in India. With the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge program, we focus on open access for scholarly publications to help communities enrich Wikipedia entries for Indic languages.... Read more
Every generation since the beginning of human existence has passed its value system, principles, methodologies, and skillsets on to the next generation. This passing on of information within cultures has been followed by the development of a systematic approach to learning techniques. Formal... Read more
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs, and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources. To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch,... Read more
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