ResourcesForLife.com Statement on Copyright, Creative Commons, Open Source, Transparency, and Collaboration

31 May 2009

Effective Living

Effective Living

Summary. We embrace the following best practices regarding copyright, open source, transparency, and collaboration.

Copyright & License Notification. Until a better system is found or developed, the content and information on the Resources for Life website will be governed by the spirit and intent of the Creative Commons ‘BYSA 3.0′ license. This license provides for the rapid dissemination and adoption of information and concepts without restricting flow and by guaranteeing unrestricted flow down stream even after third-party enhancements or revisions are made. This license is described in more detail here:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Open Source. The writings, systems, content, media (video/audio), and inventions developed under the Resources for Life name are to be governed by the spirit and intent of the Open Source license agreement described here:
http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php

Open Access. We support Open Access to research that is publicly funded. For more information, read our report on Open Access.

Transparency and Collaboration. To the greatest extent possible, every effort is made to maintain transparency in our operations. This allows for more effective public engagement, involvement, and collaboration.

Copyright Meltdown. For more about the Copyright crisis, read Copyright Meltdown.

Simultaneous Discovery. Here is a quote about simultaneous discovery.

“There are all these seemingly spontaneous world-wide innovative leaps in science and the arts… The same results popping up everywhere … independent of each other. Some guy on a computer, he figures something out, and then almost simultaneously a bunch of other people all over the world figure out the same thing.” ~ Waking Life

About Gregory Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer in Iowa City and also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. He also manages IowaCityWebDesignArtist.com and many other topic specific websites.

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