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The Truly Free Textbook

"The January/February 2009 EDUCAUSE Review—highlighting the topic of openness—is now available online, including a feature segment on open/closed textbooks with commentary from all sides of the issue: publishers, students, authors, and institutions." Here, an author details his experiences with converting his notes for a linear algebra class to an electronic format. As the author sums up, "I expect that other authors’ frustration with the textbook industry will lead to similar efforts to create quality textbooks, provided directly to students with generous licenses that are more expansive than what copyright allows."



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