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Re: The Open Textbook Project

In a message dated 4/19/99 8:21:10 PM EST, dloss@csrlink.net writes:

<< Take a look at:
 This is a project to develop "open copyrighted" textbooks.  I'm not clear on 
 whether they plan to use the OPL license or some other form of copyleft.  
 bears watching and possibly helping.

I took a look at their site and found they also have a project called 
"xunilung" with the mission "To promote the use and understanding of free and 
open software". They are in the process of getting 501(c)(3) status so they 
can get tax exempt donations. You might want to check 
http://www.thebazaar.org which appears to be related to their efforts for a 
free software conference and expo that will benefit the free software 
development projects. Their web site is not easy to follow but worth looking 
at. Concerning licensing, I think it would be wise to really investigate this 
issue. There is more to it than just a document. There is the information 
content of the document. Think of a dictionary. There is the dictionary as a 
document and there is the information content such as the definition of 
words. Anyway it looks like the time is ripe for the emergence of free