This blog is about sharing ideas. The ideas and conversation are far more important than me personally. For that reason, you are hereby free to take any articles or comments that I (Joel) personally have produced for†So You Want To Teach?and use them in†whatever†way you so desire! Call it Open Source Blogging, call it Uncopyright, call it Public Domain. I call it No Rights Reserved.
If you want to take an entire article, or even a series of articles, and publish them in a book, magazine, newsletter, newspaper, ebook, or whatever else (edited or unedited), go for it. Let the information flow!
What if I want to sell [insert witty clever teachery item]?
Feel free to find one of my witty quotes and turn it into a bumper sticker. Make a stuffed animal. Design a whole line of T-shirts. Come up with a Christmas sweater based on my blog. I don’t care. Sell it. Make money. Spread the information, while profiting from poor little me. I honestly didn’t start this blog with the goal of making money, and I don’t continue it with that goal. I have tried some experiments with AdSense and a few other advertising schemes before, but they are pretty much fruitless, and they devalue the overall impact of the site.
I blog to share information
So, consider it freely shared.
Can I modify/edit/reword/completely change it?
Sure. It’s your call. I give the stuff out with no strings attached. Do what you feel is best and right.
Do I have to give you credit?
No. It’d be great if you do provide a link or send someone my way, but it’s not necessary. I considered getting a Creative Commons License, but that just feels too restrictive to me. Just put the information out there. If you don’t link to me, that’s fine. It’d be great if you share with me how my ideas have turned into something great for you. Who knows, maybe I’ll send some of my readers your way!
Honestly because I think there is some great, life-changing information contained in this website. If my goal was to put together an outstanding book for first year teachers, I think I could make a killing. But it’s not. That’s simply not my passion. But maybe there’s someone out there who has the motivation to do that. HAVE AT IT!
If you make millions off of me, feel free to send me a check!
What about the comments?
Where can I find out more about this?
The Legal Stuff
This work is in the Public Domain.