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In The Public Interest: The $2 Billion Opportunity for Affordable Textbooks and How Colleges Can Make the Most of It

Commented Feb 1, 2011 at 15:46:10 in College

“Thanks for the promotion of open textbooks and advocating the use of grant money to lower the costs of textbooks for the benefit of all. An important point to note is that some business models may seem to advocate open textbooks, but are really a modification of traditional publisher models. For example, to the best of my knowledge Flat World Knowledge's textbooks are free to read online, but to redistribute the contents (as allowed by their Creative Commons license) they charge fees to download the digital copy. By the terms of their Creative Commons license anyone should be able to freely distribute and remix the contents as long as they give proper attribution, don't sell it, and share-alike. But the PDFs are "locked" and they do not offer a source text. There is nothing wrong with their business model and business plan, but they are not in compliance with the terms (and spirit) of Creative Commons license they use. Granted, their prices are lower (for now) than traditional textbooks but their business model would not comply with the labor grant noted in the article. There are many other sources where the text is free to read online.”
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In The Public Interest : Open Textbooks and the Tech-Friendly Generation

Commented Oct 4, 2010 at 14:17:19 in Politics

“Also check out the progress by the College Open Textbooks Collaborative -- peer reviews of open textbooks, a listing of over five hundred free open textbooks, strategies and on-site courses for instructors to adopt open textbooks, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (”