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Mozilla releases Learning, Freedom & the Web (e)book

Timothy Vollmer, December 23rd, 2011

Anya Kamenetz and Mozilla have released a great book called Learning, Freedom & the Web. It details many of the activities and ideas generated at Mozilla’s eponymous festival held last year, “a 500 person meta-hackfest that took place in a Barcelona city square,” says Ben Moskowitz from Mozilla. The book features participant interviews, project highlights, photographs and blog posts from the festival, as well as related content from across the Web reflecting on ideas around learning, freedom and the Web. One CC-related project conceptualized at the Festival is OpenAttribute, a browser plugin that makes it simple for anyone to copy and paste the correct attribution for any CC licensed work. Learning, Freedom & the Web is available as PDF download, HTML5 web version, or printed book. The book is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license.

3 Responses to “Mozilla releases Learning, Freedom & the Web (e)book”

  1. jwmann2 says:

    Love all of Mozilla’s plugins, especially SEO Quake. Would have loved to attend this event in Barcelona, would have been a great networking opportunity. I never find out about these events until they happen.

  2. I’m surprised and enthusiast when I discover this book. I am concerned about the difficulties of school institution to underused computer and the Internet as teaching tools. The consequence: thousands of young fellows, all Internet born mind, learning with the old fashioned way with books, paper and pens. I’m happy to see that Mozilla Festival goal was to develop new tools and practices that can supplement, optimize, and/or replace the traditional trappings of the education system, from diplomas and textbooks to lecture and lesson plans–the better to serve learners’ needs. As the author of the book said: I came as an observer and left as a participant. So do I!

  3. dejiridoo says:

    Fantastic. Great to see that Mozilla walks the walk by providing these invaluable resources for free and with an open source license. I look forward to reading them.