From 5R Permissions to 5R Practices

Image of an open safe deposit box.

Cropped from Open Monumenten Dag 2010 by Jeroen van Luin licensed CC BY.

I’ve been working with open resources for some time and have recently wanted to make a profound shift in the way I think about open permissions, or “the 5Rs” (Retain, Reuse, Remix, Revise, Redistribute) as they are known. TL;DR: Let’s move away from thinking of the 5Rs as qualities of artifacts and instead think of them as tools we use in the activities of opening knowledge practices.

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