In June 2010, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) approved and adopted the Open Licensing Policy. The original policy stated that all resources produced through competitive grants offered through or managed by SBCTC will carry a Creative Commons Attribution license. In 2016, SBCTC amended the policy to expand the open licensing requirement beyond current grant-produced works, to include all materials created by the agency or agency-sponsored activities, regardless of how the activity is funded. As a result, since fall 2016, all works created by/through an SBCTC employee, contractor, or using grants funded and managed by the SBCTC have been released under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
This policy updates and clarifies SBCTC’s intention to ensure that the public has free and open access to resources produced and supported using public funds. SBCTC has been also reaching out to fellow state government agencies in Washington encouraging the adoption of open licensing policies.
United States, Olympia, WA
Contributed by: Boyoung Chae