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  • fdkayiwa
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 3, 2007
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      --- In learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com, kayiwa fred
      <fdkayiwa@...> wrote:
      >
      > I read al these leter with alot of carefully
      > And am so happy to see all what is goping on here.
      > Andrius thanks alot for the great letters you do share
      > with Mark,Jeff, and Steve.
      > --- Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Yvonne Ng,
      > >
      > > Thank you for your explanation.
      > > However, America Online and Earthlink distribute
      > > your content
      > > for-profit, yes?
      > > Why do you and/or your authors distinguish between
      > > their model and our
      > > model?
      > >
      > > Andrius
      > >
      > > Andrius Kulikauskas
      > > Minciu Sodas
      > > http://www. ms.lt
      > > ms@...
      > >
      > >
      > > Yvonne Ng wrote:
      > > > Dear Andrius,
      > > >
      > > > The content on the MIT OpenCourseWare website is
      > > owned by the individual MIT
      > > > Faculty members. This content is licensed for
      > > non-commercial use only and so
      > > > the for-profit distribution model you propose
      > > conflicts with this license.
      > > >
      > > > MIT OpenCourseWare does, however, offer free
      > > copies of the website to
      > > > educational institutions that encounter
      > > significant challenges to internet
      > > > accessibility, or prohibitive internet costs
      > > through our Mirror Site
      > > > Program. As of August 2007, there are currently
      > > 126 OCW mirror sites: 77%
      > > > are hosted in Africa (most of these are hosted on
      > > LAN), 20% are hosted in
      > > > Asia, 2% are hosted in the Caribbean, 1% is hosted
      > > in Europe and in South
      > > > America.
      > > >
      > > > Regards,
      > > > Yvonne
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: Andrius Kulikauskas [mailto:ms@...]
      > > > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 6:38 PM
      > > > To: learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Cc: risingvoices@...
      > > > Subject: Re: Minciu Sodas laboratory | Flash
      > > Drives
      > > >
      > > > Yvonne, Thank you for explaining. So flash drive
      > > distributors in Africa
      > > > are not allowed to sell flash drives that contain
      > > MIT OpenCourseWare?
      > > > But Internet Service Providers in the US are
      > > allowed to sell Internet
      > > > bandwidth (sometimes by the megabyte) that carries
      > > MIT OpenCourseWare?
      > > > Am I understanding correctly? Or please explain.
      > > Thank you, Andrius
      > > >
      > > > Yvonne Ng wrote:
      > > >
      > > >> Dear Andrius,
      > > >>
      > > >> Thank you for your interest in MIT
      > > OpenCourseWare. Unfortunately the
      > > >> OCW content is not available for the distribution
      > > you've detailed
      > > >> because OCW material is only available for
      > > non-commercial use.
      > > >>
      > > >> Regards,
      > > >>
      > > >> Yvonne
      > > >>
      > > >> Ms. Yvonne Ng
      > > >> External Outreach Manager
      > > >> OpenCourseWare | Massachusetts Institute of
      > > Technology
      > > >> One Broadway | 8th Floor
      > > >> Cambridge, MA 02142
      > > >> Tel: 617-253-4719
      > > >> Fax: 617-253-2115
      > > >> Email: yng@...
      > > >> http://ocw.mit.edu
      > > >> http://ocwconsortium.org
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > >
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > > >>
      > > >> *Sent:* Friday, August 24, 2007 12:48 PM
      > > >> *To:* Yvonne
      > > >> *Subject:* Minciu Sodas laboratory | Flash Drives
      > > >>
      > > >> Our Minciu Sodas laboratory http://www.ms.lt is
      > > organizing content for
      > > >> distribution on flash drives sent to Africa. We
      > > would like to include
      > > >> MIT OpenCourseWare. The flash drives will be sold
      > > for profit by the
      > > >> local participants with the additional purpose of
      > > encouraging
      > > >> distribution of Public Domain and copyleft works
      > > as appropriate. For
      > > >> example, flash drives may be purchased for $10
      > > and sold in Africa for
      > > >> $30 which is the cheapest rate there. The content
      > > will help make
      > > >> smaller flash drives (256 MB or 512 MB)
      > > attractive compared to the
      > > >> larger ones (1 GB) which seem to prevail in
      > > Africa. We will typically
      > > >> be sharing the profit somehow with our lab, quite
      > > possibly through
      > > >> shares in a community currency. May we please
      > > include MIT Open Course
      > > >> Ware ?
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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