Last summer, we featured Wikitravel as one of our Featured Commoners. Today, Wikitravel won a Webby Award for their free, up-to-date, complete world travel on-line wiki. Wikitravel is licensed under the Creative Commons 1.0 Attribution, Share Alike license. Way to go Evan and Maj!
OER Commons provides open educational resources for teaching and learning that are freely available on-line for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. OER Commons uses Web 2.0 features such as tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking in order to create an on-line experience that engages educators in sharing their … Read More “OER Commons”
A new division of Creative Commons, provisionally called CC Learn, will focus on on education, broadly defined — from kindergarten to graduate school, to lifelong learning. The mission of this new division will be to promote vigorous networks of Open Educational Resources: materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use, modify … Read More “CC is hiring for a new educational division”
Last month, we blogged about the first CC Business Mixer, an event that seeks to bring together entrepreneurs who have ideas for a Creative Commons related business and VCs. Last Thursday CC board member John Buckman hosted a number of entrepreneurs who presented their business ideas to CC supporters and VCs. This networking event was … Read More “First CC Business Mixer Update”
Many of us share our images on Flickr, and some of us at Creative Commons were thrilled when Flickr introduced Moo Cards for purchase. Flickr describes Moo Cards as “tiny wonderful calling cards” for the real world. To make Moo Cards, log into your Flickr account and click on Moo in the “Do More With … Read More “CC License info now available for your Flickr Moo Cards”
Creative Commons and CC board member John Buckman will be hosting a CC Business Mixer on Thursday, Jan. 18th from 6pm-8pm at the Creative Commons offices in San Francisco. If you have an idea for a Creative Commons related business, this is your chance to present your idea to other like minded entrepreneurs and network … Read More “CC Business Mixer: Calling for Creative Commons Entrepreneurs”
Our board member Joi Ito passed along this Blog TV spot. Technorati Japan’s Blog TV features CC Mixter on a special portion of this show called Challenge CGCM. Also, check out the woman to the right of the cowboy hat; she prominently displays a CC sticker on her laptop.
Mark Glaser of the PBS site Media Shift wrote a great article about the use and adoption of CC licenses with in the Flickr community. Glaser used a CC licensed Flickr photo by photographer Kris Krug for a blog post that he was writing about Mark Cuban. Krug gave Glasner a ‘virtual high-five’ for doing … Read More “Mediashift and Flickr”
NYC CC friends: You are invited to a party this Thursday, Sept 21 at Emergency Arts in Chelsea, hosted by GOOD Magazine! In June, we blogged about CC’s participation in the Choose GOOD Campaign, in which you can subscribe to a year of the magazine for $20 and choose a partnering non-profit organization that you … Read More “GOOD Magazine Comes to NYC”
Here is a cool Flickr find. Jordyn Meredith , an art student in Baltimore, has licensed her digital dendrology collection under a CC Attribution, Share-Alike license. These are absolutely gorgeous digital microscope shots of tree cross-sections. My favorite is Lilac Chastetree. From her description: “After identifying the type of tree to which the branch belongs, … Read More “Cool CC Flickr find-Dendrology Beauty”