Vol. 12 No. 2 (2021): MEDIA EDUCATION – Studi, ricerche e buone pratiche

Privato, pubblico e aperto

Stefano Penge
Lynx srl

Published 2021-11-29


  • ecosystem,
  • ethics,
  • free,
  • open,
  • platforms


In this text we try to clarify some misunderstandings that in our opinion have arisen on the issue of digital educational platforms. These misunderstandings are based on the one hand on the profound misconception of the meaning of “open”, which is reduced to “free”, and on the other hand on a conception of the company as an activity necessarily extraneous to the ethical dimension. Overcoming these misunderstandings could lead to a collaboration between private and public, between profit and non-profit that defines precisely the models and standards and lays the foundations for the construction of an ecosystem of open, inter-operating and ready-to-use platforms both on the software side and on the content side.