Alex Gakuru
Alex Gakuru

Alex is an activist for openness and transparency and consumer empowerment. He discovered that Creative Commons responded well to his content aspirations on the belief that while “content is king” really, “context rules” as dictated by the creators and/or if with consumers’ contribution. His job entails strengthening, widening and deepening Creative Commons’ embrace across Africa.

He serves as Africa Representative- ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency, Council Member – Free and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Chair – Broadcasting Content Advisory Council, CCK (converged state regulator), ED- CODE-IP Trust, Kenyan non-profit catalysing enabling environment for local content development and its intellectual property protection. Consultant on ICT solutions, computer programming and digital content development.

Gakuru enjoys creative company; programmers, movie makers, artistes, artists, poets, bloggers, writers and publishers and others, and frequently contributes on technology to various media outlets. He enjoys reading, listening to music and swimming.

Alex's News

GiftTrap

GiftTrap is a fun new board game based on predicting what gifts other players might like. It uses more than 600 cards that feature user-submitted photos of gifts – many of these images are Creative Commons-licensed and shot by Flickr photographers. The company behind GiftTrap has recently announced the GiftTRAP Experience, a contest where people … Read More “GiftTrap”

BloodSpell

BloodSpell is a feature-length machinima movie written and directed by Hugh Hancock and produced by Strange Company. The fantasy film uses the game engine behind the popular RPG Neverwinter Nights and is currently being released in serial form, with short episodes hitting the Web every two weeks. BloodSpell is licensed under CC’s Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, so … Read More “BloodSpell”

The Shakespeare Chronicles

James Boyle‘s new novel, The Shakespeare Chronicles, is a literary mystery about the true authorship of William Shakespeare’s works. The book is available as a CC-licensed download (for free in serial form or for $1.50 as an e-book), as well as in both hardback and paperback print editions from Lulu.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s "The Concert"

Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s website to download “The Concert,” a new classical music podcast offered under the Creative Commons Music Sharing license. The podcast features unreleased live performances by master musicians and talented young artists recorded from the museum’s Sunday Concert Series. “The Concert” includes music by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Chopin for … Read More “Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s "The Concert"”

Choose GOOD

GOOD magazine is a platform for talented writers and contributors to bring to the forefront issues and ideas that matter. Creative Commons is one of GOOD’s non-profit organizations for its CHOOSE GOOD campaign, an innovative subscription strategy in which 100% of GOOD’s charter subscription revenue will be given to organizations whose missions are in line … Read More “Choose GOOD”