A while back I came up with a crowd-sourcing plan to unlock my books. In that post, I defined the parameters needed to release my books under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA). Either option works.

  • A title reaches $100,000 US dollars in sales.
  • Or, 14 years from the publication date.

I cover the plan in more details in the post. The goal? Rational copyright, releasing my work under the CC BY-SA license after a reasonable amount of time. I’ve created this page to track the progress of each book.


I’m planning to launch the counts as soon as I get the data organized. The earliest publication date was Oct. 31, 2009, so the first titles will be released under a CC BY-SA license by 2023 (earlier if they reach the funding goal).

Publication Date: Oct. 31, 2009 Unlock Date: Oct. 31, 2023

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