Community, Philanthropy and Free & Open Resources

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  • First, intellectual openness in seeing the resources created as public goods is aligned with the necessity of such openness, in which organisations do not require permission as a prerequisite for reuse.
  • Second, technical openness in adhering to common standards without using proprietary formats that preclude access.
  • Third, legal openness ensures resources are legally licensed for all use and adaptation, whether commercial or not.
  • Finally, financial openness provides that access comes at no cost. And if at all, that is no more than a reasonable reproduction cost.

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