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Kim this is an important distinction.

All free cultural works are open, but not all OERs are free. To be fair to the Declaration team -- this is not labeled a "Free/Libre Content Declaration" -- therefore we can expect signatories to the declaration who do not necessarily support the essential freedoms.

However, I would like to see a clarifying sentence or two which distinguishes between the free and open (non-free) participants of the OER movement.

A reference to the free cultural works definition or similar articulation of the essential freedoms would be beneficial to the declaration. When thinking about our collective responsibilities - I do think that its important to reflect that their are differences of opinion in the OER movement and that free culture perspective is not clearly identified in the document.

Mackiwg (talk)06:48, 14 December 2007