News

How Boundless uses CC licenses

As the open educational resources (OER) movement continues to grow, students and educators alike can benefit from openly licensed content. The use of Creative Commons licenses in education has allowed learning resources to travel farther, reach more people, and be repurposed to meet local needs. I recently spoke with Ariel Diaz, CEO of Boundless learning … Read More “How Boundless uses CC licenses”

Frank Warmerdam–Leading Open Geospatial Community By Action

What do you get when you write software that becomes the basis of just about every geospatial application out there? You get perspective. Frank Warmerdam has been authoring, improving, supporting, and shepherding Shapelib, libtiff, GDAL and OGR for the past 15 years. Frank believes that by sharing effort, by adopting open, cooperatively developed standards, and … Read More “Frank Warmerdam–Leading Open Geospatial Community By Action”

University of California adopts system-wide open access policy

Today the University of California (UC) Academic Senate announced the adoption of a system-wide open access policy for future research articles generated by UC faculty. The articles will be made publicly available for free via UC’s eScholarship repository. According to the press release, the University of California open access policy will cover 8,000 faculty who … Read More “University of California adopts system-wide open access policy”