The learning objectives here are very broad.
Remember that the purpose of these pages is to provide ideas for activities which may be incorporated into other courses, for example on related topics such as open education, copyright, etc. - offering an alternative perspective.
Invitation to collaborate and learn:
- Understand the philosophy of Libre Knowledge
- Ethics and values
- Roots in libre software and generalisations to libre knowledge and culture
- Terminology - discuss and debate with clarity (avoiding ambiguity and conflating separate issues)
- Understand the practical benefits (peer production)
- commons-based peer production for individuals (you), organisations, institutions and economies
- Understand the legal aspects
- Understand the broader implications for society
- social solidarity
- Decide whether going "libre" is for you.
- Be able to advocate for libre knowledge effectively.
||You are encouraged to explore other perspectives to those presented here.
Design your own learning outcomes based on the objectives above while engaging in activities such as the following:
- Read about the philosophy and rationale of libre knowledge
- While doing so, make your own glossary and build it up progressively clarifying the details of the various terms
- especially core terms such as: free, gratis, libre, open, free software, open source software, FLOSS, FOSS, software libre, libre software, etc.
- Find and compare existing glossaries elsewhere on the web which focus on free / libre and open source.
- Read and discuss the following:
- Search the web for any related blog postings you can find.
- Help expand the set of readings related to libre knowledge
- Search the web and learn about commons-based peer production, etc.
- Convene and/or participate in discussions with fellow learners.
- Explore the legal aspects of libre knowledge
- Convene and/or participate in discussions with fellow learners exploring the implications for society in general and for sustainability
- Why does Richard Stallman think that the freedom perspective is so important for society?
- The sustainability discussions could centre around
- Relative environmental impact of product-based business model of proprietary software versus services-based model of libre software
- Comparing use of resources in the real world (rivalrous resources) versus the virtual world (non-rivalrous resources).
- Is going "libre" for you? (discuss with friends)
- Develop a set resources for advocacy of libre knowledge
- Engage in discussion on the above and other related topics towards collective wisdom.
- Go forth and liberate knowledge :-).