We believe in
Text, pictures, videos and audio are all considered types of content, and they are by default owned by their creators and protected under copyright, so no one can use them freely without the creator’s consensus. However, this type of ‘protection’ is not always beneficial to the content owner, and often, we consider it not useful for the general public or society, especially in terms of education and right to information.
There is an ‘open’ alternative to this traditional way of protecting content; Open Content, content that’s free to be used, edited, and redistributed without being restricted under copyright laws, which makes it possible to be built through a collaborative effort between many people from all over the world.
The Jordan Open Source Association encourages Free Culture and the adoption and use of Open Content in Jordan and the Arab World, with focusing on Arabic language content.