[od-discuss] The Open Educational Resources Definitions

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Mar 13 23:04:32 UTC 2013

Thanks guys.

Timothy: what you suggest is exactly what I would have guessed based on
previous discussions with David Wiley (where OER includes resources
licensed under NC licenses - lots of discussions about this on OKF lists
over the past few years). I wondered whether anything might have changed
with his Shuttleworth Fellowship, given their penchant for open licensing,
CC-BY and CC-BY-SA - but it seems not.

On 13 March 2013 15:51, Herb Lainchbury <herb at dynamic-solutions.com> wrote:

> It appears to me that this is mostly a discussion of different approaches
> to licensing with the actual 'definition' in question being summarized in
> the paragraph:
> "OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the
> public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license
> that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational
> resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks,
> streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or
> techniques used to support access to knowledge."
> Skipping past the discussion portion, I would say that this statement is
> NOT equivalent to the open definition for at least one important reason.
>  It says nothing about limiting restrictions.  By this standard one could
> release a work under an intellectual property license that allows the free
> use and re-purposing by others under a set of restrictions and it would
> pass this the OER but would fail to conform to opendefinition.org because
> of a restriction other that the two allowed (attribution and share alike).
> H
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:
>> I'd be interested to see if people thought if this was broadly
>> 'functionally equivalent' to OpenDefinition.org? Not clear to me which
>> licenses are compliant:
>> https://learn.canvas.net/courses/4/wiki/open-educational-resources-definitions
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