Last summer the governor of California announced the Free Digital Textbook Initiative. The goal: reduce the cost of education by finding digital textbooks that met California's content standards and that could be freely copied and distributed. Phase one of the initiative was completed in August of last year, and covered digital textbooks with topics in math and science.
Phase two was announced by Governor Schwarzenegger today. Content developers are invited to submit textbooks for review in the areas of math, science, history, geography, and economics. There is no submission deadline; textbooks will be reviewed as they are submitted and reported on a rolling basis.