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Your open source toolset


Last fall we mentioned a great post by Wikipedia leader (and now CC board member) Jimmy Wales on why free knowledge requires free software and free file formats.

Now Wikipedian Erik Möller weighs in with a practical post on Wikimedia’s open source toolset, which may be seen as a paean to open source media creation software generally (Wikipedia leading the way).

Erik specifically calls out Inkscape, a drawing application with contributions from now CC employee Jon Phillips (his open source contributions were crucial to getting a job here).

Inkscape also happens to have a built-in feature enabling CC licensing of drawings, something we hope to see in many more content creation applications.

Posted 02 April 2007