Free Culture

Two years ago, MIT announced it would release video recordings, problem sets, and lecture notes for many of its classes online. Anyone is free to use the MIT course materials as long as they don't try to make a profit. The project is called OpenCourseWare and it's starting to bear fruit.

This week, the BBC announced that it will release its enormous archive under similar terms. This is simply incredible, and I can't wait to see what people do with this huge resource.

The MIT experience presents a major success for the free culture movement, and the BBC's move will only accelerate our progress.