Prompted by some of the initial responses to Robin’s #digped announcement, “Blurring Lines, Breaking Rules,” the discussion began with consideration of working definitions for and distinctions between “Open Source” and “Open Access.”
Then, as a number of participants observed, the distinctions between open access and open source approaches to intellectual property sharing stem from how we define “open,” and the discussion quickly turned to existing and potential paradigms of “openness.”
Jesse Stommel (@jessifer) is Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. He is also Co-founder and Co-director of Hybrid Pedagogy and Digital Pedagogy Lab. He is a fan of one word sentences.