2011 The Year of Open – GREAT post by Paul Stacey on his edtech blog..
“The “open” space is expanding. 2011 has been a watershed year with open gaining traction and acceptance.
Governments in Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the US have all adopted Creative Commons licenses to communicate broad reuse rights to the content, data, and educational materials they create. By doing so these national governments are seeking to:
- promote creative and innovative activities, which will deliver social and economic benefits
- make government more transparent and open in its activities, ensuring that the public are better informed about the work of the government and the public sector
- enable more civic and democratic engagement through social enterprise and voluntary and community activities