AntWeb, Fedora Project, Wikitravel → CC BY-SA 3.0

Demonstrating that June’s migration of Wikimedia sites to CC Attribution-ShareAlike as their main content liense was a signal of much greater interoperability among free and open content projects going forward and not merely an end in itself are recent announcements from the Fedora Project, AntWeb, and Wikitravel, all moved or moving to CC BY-SA 3.0. … Read More “AntWeb, Fedora Project, Wikitravel → CC BY-SA 3.0”

AntWeb, Fedora Project, Wikitravel → CC BY-SA 3.0

Demonstrating that June’s migration of Wikimedia sites to CC Attribution-ShareAlike as their main content liense was a signal of much greater interoperability among free and open content projects going forward and not merely an end in itself are recent announcements from the Fedora Project, AntWeb, and Wikitravel, all moved or moving to CC BY-SA 3.0. … Read More “AntWeb, Fedora Project, Wikitravel → CC BY-SA 3.0”

Wikipedia community vote on migration to CC BY-SA begins now

A community vote is now underway, hopefully one of the final steps in the process the migration of Wikipedia (actually Wikipedias, as each language is its own site, and also other Wikimedia Foundation sites) to using Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike as its primary content license. This migration would be a huge boost for the free culture … Read More “Wikipedia community vote on migration to CC BY-SA begins now”

Thoughtful notes on "Building an Australasian Commons"

Wikimedia Commons editor and Australian Brianna Laugher wrote up some thoughtful notes on Creative Commons Australia’s recent conference: Nonetheless, what can we learn from how CC conducts itself? I can’t speak for the other jurisdictions, but the Australian one is damn impressive. They do an incredible amount of gently-gently lobbying for the adoption of free … Read More “Thoughtful notes on "Building an Australasian Commons"”

Thanks and congratulations to Wikimedia Commons

Last week Wikimedia Commons reached two million media files (images, audio, video), many of which are available under liberal CC licenses. Wikimedia Commons is “a central repository for freely licensed photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text, video clips, and media of all sorts that are useful for any Wikimedia project.” While Wikimedia Commons is surely … Read More “Thanks and congratulations to Wikimedia Commons”