property considerations of the Open Knowledge Initiative are an
important dimension of the project.
O.K.I.'s goal is to develop open architecture solutions
for widespread adoption by educational institutions. Participation
in the initiative demonstrates a strong belief in the project's
philosophy, that all contributions to the project are individually
recognized and attributed, but these contributions are licensed
as part of an open-licensing system.
O.K.I. is also working closely with educational software
vendors to ensure that the O.K.I. architectural specifications will
work with their own commercially licensed systems. O.K.I. will support
proprietary technology and encourage commercial design of innovative
tools, in keeping with the overall goal of global improvement in
the management and design of educational technology.
The O.K.I. project will operate using two separate
MIT-O.K.I. API Definition
License applies to the APIs that will be released by the Open
Knowledge Initiative. This license is designed to ensure the centralized
standardization of API definitions among all adopters. It promotes
broad distribution of the APIs, but discourages modification of
the API definitions.
MIT-O.K.I. API Implementation
License applies to the implementations and exemplar applications
that will be released through the O.K.I. project. This license is designed
to encourage the widespread sharing of innovation among adopters,
so it promotes the open distribution and modification of implementations
and exemplar applications
Warranty, Copyright and Trademark
Detailed information pertaining to the warranty,
copyright, and trademark policies of the O.K.I. project can be found
in the MIT-O.K.I. API licenses.