• I. Intellectual Property
  • II. Free Software
  • III. Open Source
  • IV. Open Content
  • V. Defining Free
  • VI. Defining Open
  • VII. Open Source Software Licenses
  • VIII. Open Content Licenses
  • IX. Open CourseWare
  • X. Open Educational Resources
  • XI. Open Textbooks
  • XII. Research in Open Education
  • XIII. The Economics of Open
  • XIV. Open Business Models
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    OKFN, “Open Definition”

    Read the article at http://opendefinition.org/od/


    The open definition was created to offer a precise and clear definition of open and how it works and is used. “Knowledge is open if anyone is free to access, use, modify, and share it — subject, at most, to measures that preserve provenance and openness.” 

    Key Points

    Open licenses – must satisfy the following requirements

    Discussion Questions

    1. How did the Debian Free Software Guidelines influence the Open Definition?
    2. Why do some proponents of open argue that placing the Share Alike restriction in licenses makes content more open? Do you agree?

    Additional Resources

    Debian Social Contract. (1997). Debian Social Contract, Version 1.0. Retrieved from https://edtechbooks.org/-NQxq

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