In a press release yesterday, edX announced, among other things, that the full edX code is now available under an open source license:

EdX Builds Community of Developers for its Online and Blended Learning Platform
Stanford, UC Berkeley and University of Queensland among those contributing to the platform released via open source license

CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 5, 2013 – EdX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, released its learning platform via open source license on June 1 and today released details of the first educational institutions and organizations that are contributing code to the platform.

In addition to the early and continuing contributions of edX founding partners, MIT and Harvard, xConsortium members such as Berkeley and University of Queensland are collaborating on the edX platform. Stanford University and technology providers 10gen and the Concord Consortium are also contributing to the platform. EdX is working closely with these organizations to provide source code, development resources and a collaborative environment to facilitate ongoing enhancements and features.

With this week’s release of the entire platform via open source license, edX is enabling the global development community to both use and help build a next-generation learning platform. Read more.