Breaking Boundaries: Open Licensing Fueling Innovation,  Education, Science, Technology and Cultural Preservation Worldwide.

In a world where knowledge knows no borders and collaboration transcends geographical constraints, a powerful force has emerged – open licensing. This unassuming concept has ignited a wildfire of innovation, education, science, technology, and cultural preservation that spans across continents and cultures. 

During our last month webinar we discussed extensively on the topic: “Breaking Boundaries: Open Licensing Fueling Innovation,  Education, Science, Technology and Cultural Preservation Worldwide “

Below is an highlight of the webinar:

Before now, access to quality education had always been a challenge, until open licensing opened the gates to a treasure trove of online learning resources.  Millions of people can now access quality education, thanks to open licensing.

Also, in science open licensing  promotes transparency in science. Open access to research findings has enabled scientists to build upon one another’s discoveries in real time. 

With the arising need to preserve diverse cultures and traditions, open licensing has emerged as a bridge between generations, ensuring that ancestral wisdom and artistic expressions thrive. Open licensing helps to preserve and spread our culture, particularly for indigenous groups and underrepresented communities. It makes it possible for our future generations to still access our cultural heritage. 

Open licensing’s impact on technology and innovation is undeniable. It provides business and individuals with the resources they need to create innovative softwares and products 

Open licensing is enabling people to work together in new ways, fostering collaboration and further innovation. Leading to exciting possibilities and breakthroughs in technology, science, education, and the arts. What a powerful tool it is!

Creative Commons licenses wasn’t left out during the webinar,  what CC licenses is, why we need it and how to use them correctly was discussed.

So, dear reader, whether you’re a student, a researcher, an artist, or a dreamer, remember that the power of open licensing can shape our world! The story of open licensing is yours to write, your contributions the ink that weaves together a brighter, more open world.

PS: This was what you missed if you didn’t join our last month webinar. Don’t miss out on this month’s webinar: “Open Sharing Unveiled: A practical session for mastering Wikimedia Commons and CC Licenses – An Open Knowledge Series” happening Saturday, 26th August 2023 by 12pm. We have something exciting for you! Click here to register.

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