I hear the term Open Source in reference to software and scripts. Without dropping url’s all over the place, I’m curious if anyone has any experience on Open Source Content or the collaboration of content creation? It doesn’t appear we’ve given this particular topic any discussion.
Where’s Chiyo? Do you have knowledge of this? Anyone else?
I'm not aware of the term. If it means developing content that can be used by all would that lead to a lot of similar/duplicate pages all over the place?
Seeing on the public web, content only has to be published in one place,to be read Im not sure I understand the question paynt!
I know we discussed (with Marcia) at one stage the practice of people providing the right to republish artiles with a link back to them etc. Then of course there is the thousands of sites that syndicate their headlines via RSS/Js/XML/Moreover etc (with a link back to their page for each headline). Is either what you mean?
ContentWire may be a good resource for futher checking.
The phrase isn't "Open Source Content", it's just "Open Content". It's content you're allowed to reuse and alter to your heart's content, provided an Open Content attribution is left on the derivative material.
As far as radical movements go, Open Content isn't as well-known (or well-developed as Open Source software), but it exists:
Well look at that ideavirus, never heard of it and thanks for pointing it out. I'm checking out Google now and I see there are quite a few sites on the subject. Nice find and a new twist to think about.
Feel free to sticky me with url's and I'll see if we can use them. Thanks for the thought and offer.
I like fringe stuff you know and this has that ‘on the edge’ feel to it. Not so mainstream that it comes up in conversation with even the geekiest among us. Cool.