[wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?

Helen Hou hhou at esm.rochester.edu
Fri Sep 10 14:14:18 UTC 2010

Thank you for setting that up, Jeff. I am not terribly familiar with
licenses, either, but I do think that debating their merits is a little
ahead of the game. Being clear about governance and keeping it actively in
mind while planning is very important, but I think that first creating a
solid outline of potential content will help us to determine
licensing/ownership needs. That said, I definitely agree that original
authors should be able to feel confident regarding their intellectual
property rights and that such a site would need to have a spread of
ownership in order to survive long-term.

I¹ll get on contributing to that document now :)

Helen Hou-Sandi (MM¹08)
Web Developer, Eastman School of Music

From: Jeff VanDrimmelen <jeffvand at unc.edu>
Reply-To: <jeffvand at unc.edu>, <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 08:30:31 -0500
To: "wp-edu at lists.automattic.com" <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>
Subject: Re: [wp-edu] Educational Focused WordCamp?

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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