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'''Open University Campaign''' -- Fix the wording as agreed upon
 
'''Open University Campaign''' -- Fix the wording as agreed upon
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Open_Access Open Access]
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Open_Access Open Access]
**The research a University produces is open access
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#*The research a University produces is open access
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_OCW OpenCourseWare]
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_OCW OpenCourseWare]
**The course materials are open educational resources
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#*The course materials are open educational resources
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Free_Software Free Software]
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Free_Software Free Software]
**The University favors free software and open formats (wording)
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#*The University favors free software and open formats (wording)
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Patents Patents]
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Patents Patents]
**University patents are used for the public interest
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#*University patents are used for the public interest
***Software
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#**Software
***Medicine
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#**Medicine
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Internet Internet]
 
#[http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign_Internet Internet]
**The University embraces the open nature of the Internet
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#*The University embraces the open nature of the Internet
  
 
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Revision as of 17:58, 13 October 2008

Open University Campaign -- Fix the wording as agreed upon

  1. Open Access
    • The research a University produces is open access
  2. OpenCourseWare
    • The course materials are open educational resources
  3. Free Software
    • The University favors free software and open formats (wording)
  4. Patents
    • University patents are used for the public interest
      • Software
      • Medicine
  5. Internet
    • The University embraces the open nature of the Internet

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Steps in an Open University Campaign

1. Define best practices for each criteria

2. Research universities' statuses

3. Educate and help universities to move towards openness

4. Grade universities

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Worries

Animosity The universities which will be ranked/graded in time will be the ones that have SFC chapters (for the vast majority). As such, will we be enemies of the universities? Will they be supportive of our goals if they are getting Cs, Ds and Fs?

Trademark Worry Yes, it (and derivatives) are trademarked, but I think our designation/campaign might be legal because the specifications of the trademarks seem to be fairly limited to things besides a political campaign. Here's the Trademark Search. Or we could consider other branding: "Free Culture Accredited University" or something else.