The OurBigBook Project creates writing tools to help anyone publish textbooks, with a strong focus on the natural sciences.
Mission: to live in a world where you can learn university-level mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and engineering from perfect free open source books that anyone can write to get famous.
How to get there: create a website that incentivizes learners (notably university students taking courses) to write freely licensed university-level natural science books for free. Their motivation for doing that are:
  • getting their knowledge globally recognized and thus better jobs
  • improving the world
  • learning by teaching
Figure 1. Logo of the OurBigBook Project.
The OurBigBook Web website is the main tool of the project. OurBigBook CLI is another complementary tool.