The awesome Wikimedia Commons community just finished selecting its 2007 picture of the year: Newton2 / CC BY We neglected to mention last years’ winner: United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang / public domain All content on Wikimedia Commons is free to use and remix, including commercially, often under liberal CC … Read More “Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year”
April’s most sophisticated Flickr/CC mashup yet has relaunched with angel funding as PictureSandbox.com with cool tools to find and reuse CC licensed photos in lightboxes, cards, and more.
In Pictures has published 22 computer books under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 license. These books cover computer basics with several operating systems, productivity applications and basic web design and programming. These books make maximum use of images. A quote published at DesktopLinux and elsewhere explains: Most computer books contain 50,000 to 100,000 words, but … Read More “Learn computers with pictures”
Last year, Creative Commons was awarded the Golden Nica by the organizers of the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Some great pictures conveying a sense of the award ceremony’s atmosphere have been put online and can be found here. There are also some webcasts of CC contributions to the Austrian launch conference (by Joi … Read More “Prix Ars Electronica Pictures 2004”
Earlier this month Bell and a group of Canadian telecommunications and media companies submitted a proposal that asks the Canadian government to identify websites engaged in content piracy and compel internet service providers to block access to those sites. Specifically, the proposal asks the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to set up an “Internet … Read More “Tell the Canadian government to ignore Bell’s terrible idea to block websites”
OpenScore is a new crowdsourcing initiative that aims to digitize classical sheet music by composers whose works are in the public domain, like Mozart and Beethoven.
Inspired by The Gift, Lewis Hyde’s seminal work on creativity, culture, and art, McKenna’s film tells moving stories of remarkable generosity and sharing, from Alaska to Black Rock City to Seoul to New York City.
Jessamyn West is a famous librarian, a former Metafilter admin, and a Vermont information technologist with a passion for open knowledge.