Yes! I just got my hand delivered straight from San Diego signed by the editor copy of Research and Theory in Advancing Spatial Data Infrastructure Concepts a peer reviewed book published by ESRI Press under a Creative Commons Licence.
Harlan Onsrud - in my mind is the guru of access to spatial data - the Editor for the book did tremendous lobbying, research and legal work to get this book’s content published under that license. My chapter was co-authored with my Academic Advisor D.R. Fraser Taylor - Geospatial Data Infrastructure for the Sustainable Developent of East Timor. This chapter is a brief of my Master’s thesis which helped yield a UN resolution for the support of the creation of a GDI for the small island state in the south pacific.
I am pleased to see this in print and to know that academic work if one wants can lead to positive and meaningful change.