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Free content

In WikiEducator, free content does not refer to cost, but rather the essential freedoms associated with liberty and freedom of speech. WikiEducator is an Open Education Resource (OER) initiative which subscribes to the Free Cultural Works Definition and promotes the use of open file formats to ensure that access to our content resources is not restricted by a requirement to purchase non-free software.

Clarifying questions

Can I participate in WikiEducator using proprietary (non-free) software?

Yes. WikiEducator respects the freedom of contributors to use the technologies of their choice when accessing our online resources or preparing off-line drafts for uploading onto the site. However, we do not support the use of closed-file formats on the WikiEducator site so as to ensure that every user can use, reuse and adapt resources without the requirement to purchase non-free software tools.