I have enjoyed a great day at the Arizona Open Educational Resources Conference exploring issues surrounding the values, mission, and sustainability of OER. So many great people, with so many great ideas, I just want to scoop them all up and share them with my faculty back home! For the most part, these resources are licensed CC-BY, a broad license welcoming modificaton and distribution with attribution describing changes made to the original work. In many cases, for a number of reasons, creators have chosen to include SA (Share-Alike), NC (No Commercial Use) and/or ND (No Publication of Derivative Works).
Understanding of how these licenses interact helps users honor creators' intent. Use the chart below to explore how these permissions interact. Find the licenses associated with the resources you will be combining--start with the license for your first resource as indicated in the far left column, and move right across the row to the box corresponding to the license of the other resource. Locate where on the chart they intersect. If that box has a green check mark, you're good to go. If it has an x mark, the licenses are not compatible for reuse.
Central to respectful use of these licenses is understanding of what constitutes a collection, a remix, an adaptation, and a derivative work. Use the slides below to begin exploring these definitions.