[cc-licenses] Developing Nations

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Tue Jan 22 18:58:03 EST 2008


You might want to look at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC:License

Reviving devnations is not on the table, so I'd suggest following up
on cc-community if you'd like to discuss strategy concerning
publishers or other content acquisition and whether CC licenses are
appropriate for your project (which looks quite interesting).

On 1/21/08, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm new to this list. Among my projects are volunteering with One
> Laptop Per Child; organizing Earth Treasury, a non-profit for linking
> schools around the world and teaching the students how to go into
> sustainable international business together; and Open Hardware
> development.
>
> I just found out that the CC-Developing Nations license has been
> dropped. I was about to start talking to publishers about CC-DN
> licenses for textbooks and educational content for the One Laptop Per
> Child XO computer. This seems to me to be a clear case where we need a
> license that isn't globally free.
>
> There will be entirely free materials for children using XOs from a
> number of sources, but it will take time to build them up. I think we
> need a way to ease commercial publishers into the idea.
>
> What do you think, Sirs?
>
> --
> Edward Cherlin
> End Poverty at a Profit by teaching children business
> http://www.EarthTreasury.org/
> "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."--Alan Kay
>
>
>
> --
> Edward Cherlin
> End Poverty at a Profit by teaching children business
> http://www.EarthTreasury.org/
> "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."--Alan Kay
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