Open Source Code and Creative Commons Files

The source for the tools built within the PhD will use a GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, this is an ethical choice to provide the community with the code so new instances of the tools can be freely used within other organisations and also allows a team of contributors to support the building of the tools. I am not a computer science graduate and the aim of these tools is to test ideas around extending the community of practice . This will also engage the project with a wider public audience. As the Open Education Consortium says:

sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.

The manifesto will dictate all tools created should be open source.

The word “free” in our name does not refer to price; it refers to freedom. First, the freedom to copy a program and redistribute it to your neighbours, so that they can use it as well as you. Second, the freedom to change a program, so that you can control it instead of it controlling you; for this, the source code must be made available to you. (Stallman, 1986)

Eric Raymond – the Cathedral and the Bazaar

Creative Commons (2001)


  • Reuse—the right to reuse content in its unaltered, verbatim form;
  • Revise—the right to adapt, adjust, modify or alter the content itself;
  • Remix—the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new; and
  • Redistribute—the right to make and share copies of the original content, revisions, or remixes with others (Wiley, 2009).

P2P university (2009)

Jim Groom would go on to found DS106 an open online course about digital storytelling that would be one of the original platforms of open pedagogy.

  • Edupunk

Open content

Open source yet design authoritarian

Manifesto principles

All contributions to the system must be creative commons licensed

Barcelona to go open source

CC book

Brazil government


Richard Stallman / Aral Balakan / Dave Wiley / John Dewey The school and society

Yochai Benkler, Clay Shirky, Mitchell Baker / Ivan Illich / Linus Torvalds / GNU/Linux

Fit the principles or OER.

Scenarios couldn’t be CC versus Copyright.

knows the rules

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