Call for Info

Jim Whitehead ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:33:46 -0800


There's the open textbook project:

http://otp.inlimine.org/

Right now it's more website than actuality. It takes a long time to write a
textbook.

- Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com]On Behalf Of Tom
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 10:57 AM
> To: fork@xent.com
> Subject: Call for Info
>
>
>
> I got a tickle in my brain recently from my good friend tervor concerning
> the use of public domain works to lower the textbook costs of schools.
>
> Textbooks and thier distribution have become a poltical and costly burden
> on the school system over the decades. The question is , given the body of
> PD, CCL and GNU works coupled with low cost DIY on demand printing....why
> not utulize these items to make schools more effcient.
>
> Yes I am searching the web for the info, but given the scope and depth of
> the fork crowd I would be remiss not to tap the mic and ask the
> follwoing..
>
> 1)Has anyone dealt with or heard of examples of this being done?
>
> 2)What works out there in the PD,CCL, GNU would be able to be made DIY
> print ready for schools to use.
>
> 3)What works in the above group are in the raw, need some editing, etc but
> that could be used.
>
>
> 4)How would you go about getting this stuff in active use in your
> eeducaton system (public school, private school, institues of higher
> education, home schooling, etc)
>
>
> The more info the better. All help and comment greatly needed and
> thankfully taken.
>
>
> I smell a big old project comming out of this:)-
>
> -tomwsmf