Creative Commons Licensing for OER, In Vitro and In Vivo
From Kristopher Meen
In this Café, Dr Jonathan Poritz will discuss some of the more theoretical (in vitro, we might say) background of Creative Commons (CC) licensing -- the copyright licenses which enable the majority of Open Educational Resources on the planet -- building upon his experience as a facilitator of many sessions of the CC Certificate course.
Then he will switch to sharing some of the more concrete, real life (in vivo) experience he has had supporting the licensing concerns of open education practitioners for a variety of universities, NGOs, and government agencies. Practical topics here will include consequences of license choices, complications for remixing, and interactions of licensing with choices of platforms and technologies. How appropriate licensing can be encouraged by policy and regulation will also be discussed.
Dr Jonathan Poritz was for years one of those tattered minstrel mathematicians one sees wandering dusty backroads with nothing but chalk on his coat and a theorem on his lips: in total, he studied and taught mathematics and computer science at around a dozen universities in five timezones on two continents, most recently in a fifteen-year stint at Colorado State University Pueblo. Building on a lifetime of using free/libre/open-source software, Jonathan has for the last decade been involved in the open education movement, writing three OER textbooks and serving on the OER Council of the US state of Colorado. In his spare time, he teaches the Creative Commons Certificate course and writes snarky articles about the over-hyping of blockchains.