covering the initial $600 million
Posted on April 07 2005 by Fred M. Beshears
in reponse to The Case for Creative Commons Textbooks
Greetings from Berkeley,
Let me be the first to point out that
in my article I don't explain how OpenTextbook would pay for the existing $600 million
inventory of UKOU content.
There's a follow up article on the
way that discusses why schools
that choose to participate in MIT's Open
Courseware initiative (and OpenTextbook) may be willing to
contribute their OCW content to the
UKOU (and therefore to OpenTextbook as well).
Basically, the arguement is that if
UKOU contributes the $600 million
in existing content to OpenTextbook, then
schools particpating in the OCW
initiative would view UKOU to be
"non-commercial" and therefore UKOU
could use content contributed to the
(BTW: This is just my speculation.
I don't speak for MIT's OCW or
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