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== Open source and development issues ==
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|text = Open source gives freedom to users, allows development by collaboration, and makes software and technology available much more widely. It is usually used for software, but can refer to design and hardware.
It is highly advisable that "Open source" licences such as the [[Appropedia:Copyright|GNU Free Documentation License]] (read [[Wikipedia:Text of the GNU Free Documentation License|text]]) be considered for all written material and software related to development.
This allows free use and distribution of the material (free as in ''freedom'', and ''free beer'') and prevents people from being charged for the material. (Note that under many licences it is allowable to charge people for the cost of distribution, but not to impose any additional restrictions on what the person does with it.)
A relevant example is the [[Wikipedia:ceramic water filter|ceramic water filter]], which was deliberately not patented, to avoid restrictions on people wanting to use the design. Though thought must also be given to ensuring that no one else will patent it. (It may be that if the design and use of the invention is clearly documented, that will prevent others from being able to claim it as their own...?)
==Open source software==
There are many examples, including:
* [[Linux]] operating system
* [http://www.openoffice.org OpenOffice] Office Suite
* ''See [[Wikipedia:Open-source software]] for more.''
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg] - are there texts here relevant to development? (Educational texts, texts for use by English learners?)
== Open source projects related to development ==
* [[Wikipedia:English language learning and teaching|English language learning and teaching]]: Wikibooks would be the ideal place to develop open source resources for this. It has some material already, that needs organising and developing. See [[Wikibooks:English as an Additional Language]], and some more of these pages [http://www.google.com/search?q=site:en.wikibooks.org+ESL%20OR%20TEFL%20OR%20%22English%20as%20a%20second%20language%22%20OR%20%20%22English%20as%20a%20foreign%20language%22 here]. See also a major ESL discussion site, [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eslcafe.com%2F&ei=NGXARIT-F5aQpwLZ9-TMBQ&sig2=awQTltgmksVaamTT3egfmQ Dave's ESL Cafe], where there are many keen teachers who might be keen to join a collaboration.
See also [[Wikipedia:Open design]]

Latest revision as of 02:19, 25 September 2020


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