ABED Congress. Post #1: Public funding, public resources. Private funding, an agreement to make

With Prof. Frederic Litto, president of ABED, and significant actor on distance education in Brazil and Latin-America

Yesterday afternoon, and in line with the opening ceremony of the 22nd International Congress of Distance Education CIAED (ABED), organized by the Brazilian Association of Distance Education (ABED), and chaired by Prof. Dr. Frederic Litto, we had a round table.


It was interesting because of the active contribution from the participants, because of the instant adaptation of the speakers to the conditions (no instant translation, dealing with Portuguese, English and Spanish at the same time), and because of some issues that were tackled.

One key discussion point was about open licensing. The bottom line is that resources created out of public funding should be open and free.

With Prof. Frederic Litto, president of ABED, and significant actor on distance education in Brazil and Latin-America
With Prof. Frederic Litto, president of ABED, and significant actor on distance education in Brazil and Latin-America

 

This funding comes from tax payers for the greater good and no one could make business or restrict access to these outcomes. This means, for instance, that professors of public universities, being civil servants, develop resources and provide them to the community openly. They keep the intellectual property, but not the exploitation rights or the ownership…

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Daniel Burgos

Aguas de Lindoia, Sao Paulo, Brazil. September, 19th,2016

22nd International Congress of Distance Education CIAED

(ABED: Brazilian Association of Distance Education)