Licensing

Learn more about open source licensing, compliance, and licensing-related legal cases.

Why the public domain matters

digital content
[The public domain] is the basis of our self-understanding as expressed by our shared knowledge and culture. It is the raw material from which new...Read more

A guide to free and open source education

classroom
Nearly every week, if not every day, there are more and more open source and open educational resources available and accessible to us. It's...Read more

Open, collaborative effort to improve US patents

make things better
Late last year, I wrote about the EFF’s project to leverage the Patent Office’s new Preissuance Submissions procedure to promote open 3D printing...Read more

How to organize an education hackathon

open education resources
On February 23, I participated in my first hackathon event; not a coding event as typical of computer programmers, but an education hackathon—a "...Read more

Group remixes a copyrighted song to spread open technology

David Mason ( @dcm ) and Heather LaGarde ( @heatherlagarde ) were interested in expressing open source in other ways and wanted to help spread mobile...Read more

Self-publishing is an open process

lightning talk
People want access to content. And creative commons allowed me to give them access to my content. One man decides to publish his own book—but there's...Read more

Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks

free the textbook
Boundless , the company that builds on existing open educational resources to provide free alternatives to traditionally costly college textbooks,...Read more

How is a local Wiki project different than Wikipedia?

lightning talk
Reid Serozi ( @reidserozi ), founder of TriangleWiki , explains how the project was created from the structure of LocalWiki , a platform and storage...Read more