Introduction to Democratic Openbook Humanism and LODLIBs | Zenodo

“Hypothesis 1. If we humans create and share LODLIBs for free with the world, those books will make us free individually.

 

Hypothesis 2. If we humans connect our LODLIBs with each other’s LODLIBs, that will make us free socially.

 

Hypothesis 3. If we humans demand that enslaved digital books become LODLIBs, too, then that will make the whole world and almost all of its knowledge free.

 

Put all three into practice, and the vast majority of scientific and cultural knowledge can truly become universal, which is exactly what it should be. That’s one of the foundational principles of librarianship….

 

A LODLIB is a Linked Open Data Living Informational Book….”