OKFN, “Open Definition”

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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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