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Author Topic: FREE Textbook website launched!  (Read 2577 times)

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FREE Textbook website launched!
« on: November 13, 2005, 06:04:03 PM »
Hi all-

I'm a proud donation coder member.  I just launched a website that collects and disseminates free textbooks and online educational resources.  I'd love it if you'd check it out, and if you like it, I'd appreciate help with publicity--blog it, link it, tell your friends!  Come visit http://textbookrevolution.org/

If you know of any free textbooks (especially computer books), please tell me about them, too:  submissions@textbookrevolution.org.

And mouser suggests that I add a note about Creative Commons.  Put simply, it's an attempt to bring sanity back to a copyright system that has been badly skewed from its original purpose of promoting the production of new work to benefit the public.  Copyright was devised as an incentive to authors and inventors to come up with new work, then profit (briefly), and finally let the work pass into the public domain.  Now, giant corporations are trying to turn copyright into an endless money farm, which hurts the free transmission of information.  Visit http://textbookrevol...ured-on-this-website
for more info.

Best-

Jason Turgeon

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Re: FREE Textbook website launched!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2005, 06:12:46 PM »
thanks for posting Jason.

and some more links about Creative Commons, which seems to be catching on:
http://creativecommons.org/

you can even watch some cool Creative Commons movies:
http://mirrors.creativecommons.org

especially -> http://mirrors.creat...ons.org/getcreative/

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Re: FREE Textbook website launched!
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 12:06:44 PM »
jason -
 just noticed that you got mentioned on lifehacker today - congratulations!


Texboook Revolution site looks like its doing great and doing good.