Lessons from Open Source: Intellectual Property and Courseware
Developed by: Jan Newmarch / First Monday
Type of resource: Web article
Target audience: General
Cost: Free access
"In this competitive age, universities are seeking ways to protect their intellectual property, for fear that it might be stolen or used by others without financial benefit coming back to the university. Increasingly, universities are using mechanisms of secrecy to secure their property. This paper argues that this approach is wrong on both moral and business grounds, and that a better model can be found in the Open Source movement of the software industry."
This article, although mainly concerned with tertiary education, offers insights which apply to training materials more generally.
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