Open access journal — the British Medical Journal — recently published an article by John Wilbanks, the Executive Director of one of CC’s projects: Science Commons. While much has been written about open access and it represents a welcome and increasing trend in scientific and academic publishing, John’s article provides a timely focus on how Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web can practically ensure that access is open and we reap the full benefits of it, after the legal barriers have been removed.
The growing commons
1.6 billion works and counting. Explore these featured Creative Commons Licensed resources below — from literary works, to videos, photos, audio, open education, scientific research and more! Or you can share your work, and help light up the global commons!