[cc-community] Need for a Creative Commons Academic Press
paul at ontology2.com
Mon Nov 14 10:44:11 EST 2011
On 11/13/2011 2:41 PM, Rachael Matheus wrote:
> I propose that the academic community establish the Creative Commons
> Press. This publisher would be a nonprofit publisher that would raise
> money to hire an editorial board and staff to run the publishing
> outlet. More organizations should set-up grant-making procedures to
> support authors to enable them to write books. Organizations such as
> the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation,
> the Wenner-Green Foundation, and others should set-up systems that
> would allow authors to be financially supported for their work in
> exchange for publishing their work for free and under a creative
> commons license.
Some academic organizations do publish Creative Commons
textbooks, and there should be more.
Note that open-access outlets such as
have had success without the CC license, and an increasing
amount of medical literature is public access. Maybe textbooks and
research literature are different.
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