[okfn-discuss] Fwd: [OPENNESS] DOL $2 Billion Grant: Open License Required

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Jan 21 20:33:51 UTC 2011

Amazing news. ;-)

CC-BY requirement attached to educational funding (see below for
relevant excerpt):


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From: Cable Green
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 10:30 AM
Subject: DOL $2 Billion Grant: Open License Required


As you know, the Departments of Labor and Education announced the
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Trade Adjustment
Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program

Intellectual Property Rights (page 21 of the SGA)

In order to further the goal of career training and education and
encourage innovation in the development of new learning materials, as
a condition of the receipt of a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community
College and Career Training Grant (“Grant”), the Grantee will be
required to license to the public (not including the Federal
Government) all work created with the support of the grant (“Work”)
under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (“License”). This
License allows subsequent users to copy, distribute, transmit and
adapt the copyrighted work and requires such users to attribute the
work in the manner specified by the Grantee. Notice of the License
shall be affixed to the Work. For more information on this License,
please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

This is VERY good news for our system (and is consistent with the
SBCTC open policy) – as all 34 Colleges will have unrestricted, open
access (legal rights to reuse, remix, revise and redistribute) to all
$2 Billion worth of courses / programs produced with this grant.

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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