[wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?

Jeff VanDrimmelen jeffvand at unc.edu
Fri Sep 10 13:30:31 UTC 2010

Hey All,

This topic has migrated quite a bit, but I think for the good.  :)   In an
effort to move forward instead of circles I have created a google doc and
made it so anyone can edit it at the link below:


I have just put up a skeleton about some of the topics that have come up.
 If you are interested in working on this project please go to the link
above and add your information.  I have also added a section for license
agreements.  I didn't realize the history.  I agree that what ever we do
should stay open and free to everyone.  Isn't that was education is all
about? :)  I'm not as familiar with the licenses as many of you are though,
so please add your thoughts.

Regarding the virtual conference (I'll stop calling a WordCamp), I still
would love to see something like that happen.  I am glad to hear there are
tracks at WordCamps around the country and will certainly keep my eye out
for those that I can attend, but I know my budget is already gone for the
year and unless a local one has an education track that is unlikely for me.

With that in mind I created a second document (that can also be edited)
focused on a virtual academic wordpress conference:


If you are interested in the conference, please go and add your thoughts
there.  Even if you can't help organize it I think it would be great to have
your thoughts.


Jeff VanDrimmelen MA, CMBA
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On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:

> On 10 September 2010 11:25, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com> wrote:
>>  Actually, we generally say all WordCamp videos are GPL as well, since
>> anyone working with WP code during presentation strays into the gray areas.
>> By saying it's all GPL, we avoid that.
> Sure, that makes sense for content containing code, especially when the
> parts cannot be really separated like video.
> In terms of Wiki's, documents etc. GPL tends not to work as well GFDL
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLOtherThanSoftware and
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhyNotGPLForManuals
> Mike
> --
> Mike Little
> http://zed1.com/
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