Be a voice for sharing. Support CC. 2014 was a big year in the open movement. Both the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation approved open policies requiring grantees to publish their content under CC BY, the most open Creative Commons license. That means that for any content funded … Read More “The world Creative Commons is fighting for”
Last year, the U.S. Congress included a provision in its appropriations legislation that would ensure that some research conducted through federal spending would be made accessible online, for free. It mandated that a subset of federal agencies with research budgets of at least $100 million per year would be required provide the public with free … Read More “Public access to research language retained in U.S. spending bill”
Another End of Year list, but one which I hope you’ll take to heart: the amazing accomplishments of the volunteers running School of Open programs around the world, comprised of the Creative Commons, P2PU, Mozilla, and related open communities. SOO logo on Holiday Wreath by Kelly Teague under CC BY-SA This year, our community: Gave … Read More “What School of Open volunteers accomplished in 2014”
Wellington / John Bunney, courtesy of Te Papa Tongarewa / No known copyright restrictions In the first of a series of blog posts focusing on our global activities, Matt McGregor tells us of exciting developments in CC in New Zealand Aotearoa. 2014 has been a busy year for the commons in Aotearoa. After a few … Read More “The Commons in Aotearoa showcased on NZCommons.org.nz”
Hellas Chaos on Mars / ESA/DLR/FU Berlin / CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO As of yesterday, the European Space Agency is now sharing all of its images and videos from the Mars Express mission under CC BY-SA. ESA is using the IGO port of CC BY-SA 3.0. ESA is one of several intergovernmental organizations to use … Read More “European Space Agency shares Mars Express images and videos under CC”
In October, Flickr announced a new service that allows its members to order printed photos on wood or canvas, choosing either from their own photos, from a set of curated images, or from about 50 million CC BY or CC BY-SA–licensed images. Flickr would share profits with the photographers of the curated images, but not … Read More “Flickr removes CC-licensed photos from Wall Art program”
We just received a wonderful gift for our 12th anniversary: the Brin Wojcicki Foundation is giving to CC to match all of your donations from now until the end of the year! Every dollar you donate will now be doubled by funds from the Brin Wojcicki Foundation. Please consider making a donation today.