Currently, there are millions of learning materials on the web, some structured in repositories and databases, some just hidden on the web as part of personal homepages. This sounds extremely promising in terms of internationalization, which could be seen to include creation and sharing of educational resources that is followed by adaptations of these resources to new contexts. But is this really taking place on a large scale? - No- But why not? This we will be investigating within this article as well as clarifying our interpretation of internationalization of OER.