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Wiley Wiggins

Wiley Wiggins has starred in the films Dazed and Confused, Waking Life (on which he also worked as an animator), and Frontier. Wiggins was a contributing editor to the late, great FringeWare Review. His collection of short Stories, Solarcon-6, is available for free under a Creative Commons license from his website (also licensed!). We caught … Read More “Wiley Wiggins”

Interview with Flickr

Flickr is a new photo management application that lets you annotate photos, share them with friends and family, and now, apply Creative Commons licenses to your shared photos. Flickr’s co-founder, Stewart Butterfield, talked to Creative Commons about this interesting application. Creative Commons: Can you tell us how flickr came to be? Stewart Butterfield, Flickr: That’s … Read More “Interview with Flickr”

Independent Musicians

Scott Andrew LePera founded the lo-fi folk-rock project the Walkingbirds in 1998, around the same time he discovered the Web. Since then he’s actively recorded and released songs in MP3 format directly onto the Web from his little bedroom studio in Northern California. The Walkingbirds’ website sees several hundred downloads each month from all over … Read More “Independent Musicians”

Mixter, podcasting and iTunes

Today Apple released a new version of iTunes that includes Podcasting capabilities. I was happy to see while browsing the audio blogs category that there was a “CCMixter for podcasters” (iTunes link) channel with a few tracks off our CCMixter site. If you’re new to podcasting, wikipedia has a good summary, and if you want … Read More “Mixter, podcasting and iTunes”


Inkscape is a new open source vector graphics editor, specializing in the SVG format. In the past, vector illustration applications have been limited to a few expensive choices, so it’s great to see an open source project tackle an open format. As an added bonus, Inkscape even supports our metadata and does fine opening up … Read More “Inkscape”

Slate to George Lucas: slap a Creative Commons license on Star Wars

The online magazine Slate has a great review article on the Star Wars fan-created movie Revelations. Slate’s Clive Thompson gives the film high marks saying the story and special effects are better than the recent Star Wars prequels and even goes so far as to say: George Lucas has always encouraged Star Wars­-inspired fan movies, … Read More “Slate to George Lucas: slap a Creative Commons license on Star Wars”