With free open web tools billions of new users in developing markets now have the ability to publish online, says Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation.
Can open source textbooks help students to forgo photocopies in favor of required texts in Latin America? The bold open source LATin project aims to find out.
Nonprofit Sourcefabric’s open-source book-creation tools offer flexible, low-cost solutions for publishers and multiple authors working on one book or 1,000 books.
• The textbook, the revered embodiment of knowledge for more than 150 years, had turned into Frankentext, The Monster: overstuffed, overpriced, and unloved. • Eric Frank, co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, explains why and what might be done to thwart the monster. Editorial by Eric Frank, co-founder, Flat World Knowledge (with a little help from Mary Shelley and Mel Brooks) …