This post from Aris Maro of CC Tanzania outlines their work in support of the Creative Commons Awesome Fund, a series of small grants designed to help commoners work on projects that make their communities stronger. Thank you to CC Tanzania for their advocacy work in providing valuable information as representatives of Creative Commons ideals. … Read More “CC Tanzania’s Advocacy Training”
Presentation of Chile’s updated Open Government Action Plan by Werner Westermann, CC BY. Werner Westermann is a fellow from our first Institute for Open Leadership, held in San Francisco in January 2015. He works at Library of the National Congress of Chile, and is involved in open education projects and advocacy in Chile and internationally. … Read More “Open Education and Open Government in Chile”
For a summary of the changes to the 4.0 license in Polish, please see this post. We are thrilled to announce our official translation of 4.0 into Polish. The translation process was time-consuming (Polish is a tricky language, believe us), but now all Polish speakers can benefit from the 4.0 licenses in their national language. … Read More “Announcing the official Polish translation of the CC 4.0 License”
HowlRound was founded five years ago as the “knowledge commons” for the theater community to better include the voices of artists and creators working for inclusivity. The HowlRound organizers we interviewed, Jamie Gahlon, Vijay Mathew, Adewunmi Oke, and Ramona Ostrowski, exemplify the concept of the commons through their commitment to community action, creative output, and creating meaningful, … Read More “Curtain up on HowlRound, the theater knowledge commons”
In the unlikely chance you haven’t noticed, it’s Election Day in the United States. For the past few months, we’ve been sharing resources from the commons to help you get informed, get excited, and most importantly, get voting! Below are some of our favorite election related resources from this year from the commons: Our profile … Read More “Election resources from the Commons: A guide for Election Day”
This year, Creative Commons is running our first Awesome Fund, a series of small grants to promote the activities of our global community. In October, CC Mongolia ran a workshop to promote national culture and language in the Buryat Republic of Russia as part of their Awesome Fund grant. A full report on their activities can be … Read More “Awesome Fund workshop to promote national culture and language in the Buryat Republic of Russia”
What happens when you put 30 passionate commoners accustomed to meeting only online in a lovely conference venue in an historic city? Lots of talking, group updates, big plans being made, old and new issues being tackled, great projects presented, and new designs of collaboration schemes.