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Wanna author an open textbook?

January 15, 2011

From “Free Books: Why Not?” by Allen B. Downey –

Reasons to consider authoring a free textbook and suggestions about how…

  • A free license is not just a different way to distribute the same product; a book with a free license is a fundamentally different product.
  • Free books beget more free books in a way that conventional books don’t. Free books turn readers into writers.

An example is Learning Perl The Hard Way distributed by Green Tea Press.

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  1. […] Wanna author an open textbook? (via Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources) Posted on 2011.01.27 by Brylie Oxley| Leave a comment From "Free Books: Why Not?" by Allen B. Downey – Reasons to consider authoring a free textbook and suggestions about how… A free license is not just a different way to distribute the same product; a book with a free license is a fundamentally different product. Free books beget more free books in a way that conventional books don't. Free books turn readers into writers. An example is Learning Perl The Hard Way distributed by Green Tea Press. … Read More […]



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