The course is well structured, proposed in a really open environment ! Wikiversity is no doubt free (the GNU Free Documentation License ensures that). It is open, as wiki enables every visitor to incorporate new ideas in the course. I can adapt it to my specific needs (for example it can be translated in other language's wikiversities, e.g. french). Everybody can learn how to develop a similar course as all elements are available ! So everything seems OK !
But, as I discover the very interesting introductive document Open Educational Resources: What they are and why do they matter?, a question arised : Is this resource an open one ?
- technically : no. Pdf is readable (known as fully interoperable), but cannot be modified.
- socially : limited. The resource is accessible, but only on the author's page. OECD doesn't give access to this document (or maybe I don't use correctly Google). And again it is not possible to modify/translate it as no copyright is attached.
Few classical problems are behind this question :
- can we develop a open resource based on non-open resource ?
- how to mix those resources giving an open result ?
- what has to be retained when adapting a course in an other context ?