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Open licensing guide for foundation staff

Government funders are increasingly adopting open licensing policies for copyrightable works and data they create or commission. Over the last few years we’ve been excited to work with philanthropic foundations to implement similar open licensing policies for their grant-funded and in-house created works. Because there is a limit to the funds available to even the largest foundations, most … Read More “Open licensing guide for foundation staff”

CC BY-SA 4.0 now one-way compatible with GPLv3

The declaration increases interoperability of the commons for games, hardware designs, and more In January we officially opened a public consultation (blog post) on CC BY-SA 4.0 unilateral compatibility with GPLv3, in accordance with our ShareAlike compatibility process and criteria. Following additional months of detailed analysis, discussion and deliberation with the Free Software Foundation and … Read More “CC BY-SA 4.0 now one-way compatible with GPLv3”

Creative Commons awarded $450,000 from the Arcadia Fund to support open access publishing for authors

Creative Commons is pleased to announce a grant award in the amount of $450,000 over 3 years from the Arcadia Fund, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Since its inception in 2001, Arcadia has awarded grants in excess of $331 million. Arcadia works to protect endangered culture and nature. Creative Commons will … Read More “Creative Commons awarded $450,000 from the Arcadia Fund to support open access publishing for authors”