[cc-education] OLPC Thoughts
kusamotu at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 18 18:41:02 EDT 2006
Here are some of the thoughts expressed so far :
1. New (Kids-Only?) License(s)
The creation of a new CC licenses or licenses that
reuse of work by children only. This would
conceivably be used by
folks trying to license their content for children.
There are other
licenses, like the developing nations license,
conceivably be modified for OLPC use.
2. Rewording Existing Licensing Descriptions for
An organized effort to reword or rewrite the
of CC licenses so that they are understandable by
3. CC-Connected Publishing Tools
A project to ensure that OLPC-created authoring and
tools are able to speak and express CC-style
metadata out of the
4. Statement/Position in Favor of Free Access of Kids
A principled statement or position in favor of free
and fair reuse
and a plan to build this into the OLPC platform and
without bogging kids down in a licensing and
that intrudes upon content creation.
In our short conversation in Cambridge, we seemed to
think that the
second, third, and fourth items were each things we
wanted to pursue.
The first item was not something that we were
in pursuing for a number of reasons. These range from
with license proliferation to concerns about
enforceability to the
lack of a stated by desire by content producers for
such a license.
Most importantly IMHO, a "kids-only" license seems to
previous statements to software producers against
not-quite-free/open software because it would not
create a platform
that would be able to grow up with the children.
I think we would be best served to work closely with
CC to help them
rewrite their license descriptions so that kids can
and to help integrate the ability to deal with CC
metadata into the
publishing tools in OLPC software.
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