Unglue.it is a service provided by The Free Ebook Foundation It's a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific ebooks and other types of digital content by paying authors and publishers to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses.
What does this mean?
- Book-lovers and libraries everywhere can join together to set books free.
- Authors and publishers get the compensation they deserve.
- Books that are out of print, not available as ebooks, or otherwise hard to enjoy will be available for everyone to read, share, learn from, and love -- freely and legally.
Amanda will be spending much of her time reaching out to authors, publishers, and other rights holders and identifying works that will attract financial support from book lovers who want to see the ebooks available for free to anyone, anywhere.
Recently, Raymond has been teaching a course at UC Berkeley's School of Information science on working with Open Data; with any luck, the textbook he's working on will be a subject of a future ungluing campaign!