A project that started as a Digital Humanities project, transfered with the Principal Investigator to various institutions, and has now been copyrighted and monetized under the PI's for profit company. A good example of why understanding Free Culture as a social movement is relevant to Digital Humanities.

Interesting but the article makes no mention of the original license of the work?
Do you know more about it?
Were the universities careless in neglecting to put the work under a free license, were contributors too naive to understand that contributing to a non-free project isn't beneficial to mankind, or did Frischer hijack a free project for his own benefit?
It's not clear from the article...


I wasn't involved in the project, so I have no more information than the article gives and what it says on the project's website.

My guess is that they didn't properly license it to begin with and the PI considered it his own intellectual property even though it was a collaborative project.

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