[cc-community] Need for a Creative Commons Academic Press

Paul Houle 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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