[okfn-discuss] Summer of Content

Jonathan jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sun Sep 9 22:25:03 UTC 2007

Hi all,

I thought I'd give a quick update on the state of play with the Summer 
of Content programme.

> Jonathan wrote:
>> It would be great to add ideas for projects which we would like to 
>> see, or to help out with.
> Absolutely, a couple of ideas:
> 1. Add Open Shakespeare items, specifically:
>   * Need to produce an introduction -- currently thinking of working 
> working off the Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th edition
>   * Need a chronology of Shakespeare's works
>   * Would be nice to annotate a particular (or find an existing text)
>   * Other more technical tasks (e.g. producing a nice 'pdf' version of 
> the Shakespeare texts)

This is now up, pretty much 'as is', at 

> 2. Economics textbook:
>   * This is something I already have some sections and code for.
>   * Would be good to survey what was already there.
>   * Has nice links to IP ...

Placeholder for this at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Open_Economics_Textbook

> We should definitely do this! http://opendefinition.org/ already has 
> the definition plus some template letters and we could easily flesh 
> this out with more info such as:
>   * An overview of copyright and a (very) short guide to copyright 
> licensing
>   * Links to Guide to Open Data Licensing
>   * Links to other resources

See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Licensing (which links to 

> Your idea of expanding this and linking this to a general effort to 
> ask people to license their material is brilliant. Full speed ahead :)
See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Open_Licensing_Awareness_Initiative and 

I'm not entirely sure what's happening with their deadlines, but they've 
encouraged us to keep adding Summer of Content proposals, and suggest we 
add material to the content being distributed with the first release of 
the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) laptops. I'll post back when I hear more 
about this...



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