Importance of open funding models

why don’t all funders do the same?

But why guard a good idea?

… teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

“The big opportunity with open licensing is far more practical: it has the
potential to dramatically increase the impact, reach and scale of the ideas we invest in as a foundation. Good content, technology and research released under an open license is far more likely to be picked up, used and recirculated than materials that require permission for use.”
The Shuttleworth Foundation, May 2008

if you are not open then you are closed.

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(née Wiens) @uncommon_women founder. Believer of Functional Pocket Feminism, lover of Whisky, founding member of G.S.D Brigade.

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