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Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks, releases its content under Creative Commons

Boundless, the company that builds on existing open educational resources to provide free alternatives to traditionally costly college textbooks, has released 18 open textbooks under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA), the same license used by Wikipedia. Schools, students and the general public are free to share and remix these textbooks under this license. The 18 … Read More “Boundless, the free alternative to textbooks, releases its content under Creative Commons”

OER advocates recommend open licensing for $100+ million Investing in Innovation fund

This is sound public policy; taxpayers should have free and legal access to publicly funded educational content. This is an excerpt from comments we submitted last week to the U.S. Department of Education on the proposed requirements for the Investing in Innovation Fund (I3 program). Creative Commons, along with the Open CourseWare Consortium, the Institute … Read More “OER advocates recommend open licensing for $100+ million Investing in Innovation fund”

Remembering Aaron Swartz

Lawrence Lessig and Aaron Swartz (2002) / Rich Gibson / CC BY Friends and Commoners, It is with incredible sadness that I write to tell you that yesterday, Aaron Swartz took his life. Aaron was one of the early architects of Creative Commons. As a teenager, he helped design the code layer to our licenses, … Read More “Remembering Aaron Swartz”