While there is much discussion about the promise of "Open Source" software, there is arguably more promise and potential in creation and utilization of "Open Content" for nonprofit needs. This session will define core concepts including the Creative Commons license, and then offer examples of how open content is already benefitting the nonprofit sector. Participants are encouraged to bring their own open content ideas, questions and challenges to the dialog
So, for demonstration of the value of open content, I am remixing two existing games for these session:
I'll start the session with a very brief overview of examples (NGO in a box - Open Publishing) and an overview of the CC licenses. Next, we'd break into 3 small groups and each group would be given a pack of cards. The cards would include: creative commons license cards (source material and published material), publishing tools/platforms, and types of publishing content/projects. Each group would be asked to:
1. Brainstorm a context - ngo, goals, strategy, type of project
2. Pick tools, publishing license
3. Discuss issues/questions that come up
4. Bring everyone together for a report out.
Need your feedback:
- The cards will be in three categories: CC license, publishing tools/platforms, and types of projects. I'll include some blank cards, but need to identify specifically what licenses, what tools, and what types of projects. Do I need anything type of card? Ideas appreciated.
- I'm debating about giving each group a different scenario - like the questions here
- What examples exist of Open Content/Publishing in nonprofit sector?
Some questions/issues/further exploration:
Map the Unix Read Write Permissions to Creative Commons Licensing
Question: Is CC by/NC considered open content? Why? or Why Not?
Resources from CC site to have handy - will be wireless in the room:
To download graphics of license and logos (here)
The simple how to choose a license - what changes with 3.0?
The CC Comic - Use some of the images in cards: