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Re: [K12OSN] When Free Isn’t Free: The realities of running open source in school



On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 08:45 -0400, j.w. thomas wrote:

> Check out http://en.wikibooks.org - that's a project set up to do 
> exactly that.  Wikibooks is a sister of the better-known Wikipedia, and 
> run by the same organization (The WikiMedia Foundation) on the same 
> servers.
> 
> If anyone out there wants to scratch that itch, you don't have to create 
> your own infrastructure to do it.
> 
> Several of the books hosted there have been created as class 
> assignments, though these are most often at the university level.

And MIT has (nearly) all of their coursework online and free. There is
also a growing number of free textbook sites as well. Most of these are
written by college profs fed up with the textbook industry practices.

It's all good! 40 years from now we will all look back and wonder why
the transition to free(dom) software and free(dom) knowledge took so
long.
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James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC                           
http://www.localnetsolutions.com

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