The Open Source Education Foundation is pleased to announce that
the project, GOVIA, is going public. We encourage everyone to
investigate GOVIA and try to submit one entry as soon as they can.
Submission is easy, just follow the instructions on the right side
of the GOVIA web page(url). Presently submitters must put their
file on the internet (ftp or http) so that GOVIA maintainers can
access it in the approval process.
There are some great free (as in liberty) resources out there for
teachers; Project Gutenberg
Wikipedia and many others.
These are all wonderful because they are free to use, modify, and
build upon with out having to worry if you are breaking the law by
making a copy for each of the 30 student in your class. These are
all almost entirely text based content, there needs to be similar
resources for media. This is where GOVIA fits in
GOVIA is intended to be a repository of information that can
be used for any purpose with only two restrictions, the original
authors have to be credited and the portions used must be made
available. A simple link to GOVIA will suffice for for making it
available, for example on a web-site that uses images from GOVIA
a button (like the various powered by ones) is adequate. If you
do not want to advertise for GOVIA, it is alright to make a page
that allows people to download the image like in the following
<a href=http://location/image.png>this image</a> was created by Some Author