Wiki Campus Radio/April 28 2007
Reasons for not using copyleft licenses,
; these audio files were made from a Wiki Campus Radio voice chat session recorded on April 28, 2007. Most of the discussion is Chris and Leigh discussing reasons why some people do not want to release materials under licenses like the GFDL coyyleft license. Help with ogg audio play.
Part A 
- start - 14 seconds: music by User:CQ.
- 14 seconds - 1 minute 43 seconds: voice-over (music continues) introduction by User:JWSchmidt. Useful links: GFDL, Creative Commons licenses, Copyleft, Free Culture movement
- 1 minute 44 seconds: User:Chrismo welcome
- 1 minute 46 seconds- 2 minutes 10 seconds: music continues
- 2 minutes 10 seconds: Chris introduces topic. Useful links: Networked learning, Learn Online Blog, Web 2.0
- 2 minutes 26 seconds: Leigh Blackall self introduction. Otago Polytechnic, Teach and Learn Online eGroup,Share-alike, Attribution.
- 5 minutes: Chris asks for problems with copyleft
- 5 minutes 32 seconds: Leigh talks about cultural artifacts that people do not feel comfortable making available for others to re-use. Also, educators who feel that their educational resources should not be available for others to use for commercial purposes.
- 7 min. 45 sec. Chris mentions Māori people and Wikipedia content.
- 8:15. Leigh mentions some cultural artifacts approved for sharing, some not. Alexander Hayes example of mis-use of cultural artifacts.
- 11 min. Chris Murri people and openness to sharing their knowledge
- 13 min. Leigh discusses the problem of mixing copyleft content and resources that are not available for modification or commercial use.
- 14:35. Chris talks about the need to educate people about the advantages of copyleft.
- 16:05. Leigh talks about getting contributions to WikiEducator.
- 16:30. Chris mentions some specific types of documents that do not make sense to think about modifying under a copyleft license. Leigh adds an additional example.
- 18:30. Chris suggests that even if original documents are not made available under copyleft then other related educational resources could be created that could be placed under a copyleft license. Reply and discussion with Leigh.
- 21:40. Chris suggests that education about free software can go hand-in-hand with education about copyleft learning resources. Reply and discussion with Leigh about difficulties of mixing copyleft materials with more restricted content.
- 27:45. Leigh describes efforts at Otago Polytechnic to create institutional policy on licensing of educational resources.
- 28:55. User:CQ asks about copyright.
- 29:55. Chris asks about limits on education if copyleft is not used.
- 33:00. Intellectual property. What is the value of educational resources?
- 34:00. Conventional thinking within educational institutions about protecting learning resources as valuable property.
- 35. More questions about types of resources such as published articles and other content that should not be altered by others because that could mis-represent the original work.
Part B 
- 0:0. Leigh completing thoughts on how educational institutions can provide flexibility in licensing.
- 1:30. Chris suggests maybe having some indigenous people on Wiki Campus Radio to discuss licenses.
- 3 min. Copyright is not supposed to inhibit education or science, many educators just ignore copyright for educational resources.
- 6 min. Is copyleft just too complicated for most people?
- 7 min. Copyleft as an effort to improve problems that exist with copyright; provide alternatives and options.
- 9 min. Is copyleft a barrier to participation by educators at educational institutions? Wikiversity:School and university projects
- 9:30. Links from Wikiversity to outside educational institutions. Problems?
- 10:45. Chris asks about Leigh's on-going contributions to Wikiversity. Learning by editing wiki pages, participating in learning activities.
- 12:20. User:JWSchmidt comments about who most of the Wikiversity editors are and why they edit.
- 14:25. Uploading conventional learning resources to wikis like Wikieducator and Wikiversity. An aid to international cooperation? Seed material for Web 2.0 students?
- 17 min. What do educational wikis need in order to facilitate online learning? Challenges to mixed online learning and conventional bricks-and-mortar. Benefits in developed vs developing nations.
- 19 min. 20 sec. One laptop per child and use of Wikipedia as educational content. M-learning integration.
- 20 min. Interactive voice chat at Wikiversity. User:JWSchmidt comments on challenges arising from use of the GFDL for integration of audio and video resources into Wikiversity.
- 22 min. Uses for voice chat at Wikiversity.
- 23 min. Inter-Asterisk eXchange is being used at Wiki Campus Radio.
- 24:50. Local wikis for special purposes using MediaWiki software.
- 28:40. GNU General Public License, GNU free software and free documentation licenses.
- 32 min. Support for users of free software.
- 33 min. Will crack-downs on pirated software lead more people to use free software?
- 34:30. Chris asks for advice on improving Wikiversity. Leigh suggestions: options for licensing, integration of external resources and software tools with Wikiversity, conversion utilities for transferring various content formats into MediaWiki markup, good WYSIWYG editing tool, better browser-based editing tools, or better ways to learn MediaWiki markup?
- 39:40. Problems with FireFox spelling checker in MediaWiki edit windows?
- 42:00. Challenges of integrating free software into educational institutions.
- 45:30. User:Historybuff; thanks, plans for future conference calls
- 46:20. Sign-offs, fade to music (User:CQ).
- 47:35. Information about how the audio files for this Wiki Campus Radio program are licensed (see).