SELF, an acronym for Science, Education and Learning in Freedom, was a research project formed by seven international partners and sponsored for a two year period by the European Commission. The funded period ended in july 2008 and the project is now carried forward by the remaining partners of the project, where the FSFE continues to monitor and support the legal activities.
The SELF project created the embryo for an online environment for the collaborative creation and sharing of educational materials and demonstrated its use by collecting and putting educational materials on Free Software and Open Standards into use on the platform.
When the platform is completed, it aims to support common operations such as the merging of learning materials, reuse, adaptation, editing as well as collecting learning materials into forms useful for specific courses. It will also provide the necessary tools for the translation of materials into other languages, and the use of materials in many different forms, such as course texts, presentations, e-learning programmes, e-books, educational audio and video, manuals and reference materials.
One seminal role of the FSFE inside the SELF project is to take care of all legal issues that may arise, as well as to form the Legal Expert Group to handle such regularly arising issues such as new licenses and legal maintainability of the platform. The legal work of the FSFE in the SELF project is done by our Freedom Task Force.
For more information and to join the SELF community, please visit the SELF project home page