LiveDVD -- OLPC & Textbook Revolution Team Up to Distribute Free Content
Took me awhile to figure what was going on here, but after seeing this post on Slashdot I learned that OLPC is teaming up with TextbookRevolution.org to gather a bunch of free content for schools, which Creative Commons will then burn to a DVD, which will be distributed by South by Southwest.
The LiveDVD is described as follows:
LiveContent 2.0 is a LiveDVD full of free and open source software and Creative Commons' licensed open content — audio, video, image, text and educational resources. LiveContent is a project for anyone to explore to learn more about about open content that can be freely used, copied, and built upon.
As long as you're putting around, you might check out the ccLearn homepage. These are all great initiatives, and I sure hope they're able to get more college faculty involved. Seeing that chart about Firefox use among college students has me pumped as well. Good stuff!
BTW, there's a Facebook group trying to get Lessig to run for Congress. Damn, wouldn't you like to see that? Of course, Lessig has since "moved on" from CC stuff to focus on "corruption," which is unfortunate (in my opinion, at least). The copyright issue is a real beast that warrants slaying. "Corruption" just seems like the hydra. Even if you find and lop off one head, guess what happens...Well. Anyway.