Contrary to erroneous reports, MIT says it has no plans to implement a paywall for its free open courseware, ReadWriteWeb reports. "That is simply not under consideration," says Steve Carson, MIT OpenCourseWare's external relations director. After all, there are some 250 sites that mirror MIT OpenCourseWare, and more than 10 million copies of course packages have been downloaded. The information is already out there. And the mission of the program remains the same: "open sharing of MIT teaching materials with educators, students, and self-learners around the world." Although there is no paywall in store for the program, Carson does say...

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