Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software

Ryzom's Windfall by Winch Gate / CC BY-SA Today brings an exciting announcement… Winch Gate Properties Ltd. is releasing Ryzom, an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), with its code under the GNU AGPLv3 and its artistic assets under CC BY-SA. Games are almost unique in how tightly the medium requires the interweaving of … Read More “Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software”

Teaching Open Source Software

If you’re like me, then you don’t know much about software; if you’re not like me, then you know about software but not much about open source software (OSS). Regardless of which camp you fall into, there’s good news—you can learn about open source software (and help others learn about it) through open educational resources … Read More “Teaching Open Source Software”

WikiPremed makes money by giving away MCAT course

Artists have been using Creative Commons licenses in interesting ways for a while, whether it’s to encourage interesting adaptations of their work or to help boost album sales. But it’s not only the visual artists and musicians diversifying the use of CC licenses—open education initiatives like Flat World Knowledge are experimenting with innovative business models … Read More “WikiPremed makes money by giving away MCAT course”