Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Senator Proposes $15 Million in Grants for Open Textbook Creators

Thomas O'Toole at the E-Commerce and Tech Law blog reports that:
"Last week Sen. Richard Durbin introduced a bill (S. 1714) that would create a $15 million federal grant program for "open textbooks." The bill is a further example of continuing federal government interest in openness, transparency, and using information-sharing technologies to promote social aims.
Sen. Durbin is promoting his bill as a means to drive down the price of college textbooks, but I think it is going to have more far-reaching consequences than that. If it passes."

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