A 44 page guide to Building a Rural Wireless Mesh Network: Reliable, affordable and easy access to telecommunication services for all has been identified as key to social and economic development in Africa. Self-provisioning and community ownership of low cost, distributed infrastructure is becoming a viable alternative to increase the penetration of telecommunication services in … Read More “Building a Rural Wireless Mesh Network”
Credit Where Credit is Due, an article in Newsweek, about use of text from Wikipedia by major publishers without compliance with Wikipedia’s license, includes quotes from CC CEO Lawrence Lessig on license interoperability: The Free Software Foundation, which maintains Wikipedia’s GNU license, is teaming up with a popular rival licensing movement called Creative Commons to … Read More “Newsweek suggests "Open Access for Dummies"”
If you want to help test the next great version of Firefox, the browser with aspirations for the open web highly complementary with CC’s aspirations, read this post at the Mozilla Developer Center. And a reminder that one of the many cool things about Firefox is that you can access CC Search from the Firefox … Read More “Firefox 3 Beta 1”
The Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), a public radio and television broadcaster belonging to Germany’s national broadcasting consortium ARD, announced today that they will begin to use CC licenses for some of their programs. The political comedy show Extra 3 and critical media magazine Zapp will release segments of their program under a BY-NC-ND license as part … Read More “German public broadcaster adopts CC license”
The response to the release of our OpenOffice.org Addin last week was great. We had several bug reports, and lots of constructive feedback. I’ve just released an update, version 0.6.1 (download, changes). This version fixes a couple of bugs which caused OpenOffice.org to crash, as well as storing the license metadata in a more logical … Read More “OpenOffice.org Addin Updated”
Open Rights Group is two years old, and they’ve published a great report on their activities, which includes promoting and educating the public about CC licensing and researching free culture business models. And everything they publish is licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike. Congratulations to ORG and best wishes for 2008!
Looking for another way to support CC? Be our friend! By connecting with Creative Commons on sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Flickr, you can help us broaden our reach and educate the masses about the Creative Commons mission. So, starting today, we’re issuing a 50,000 friend challenge to our community. We’re asking you to help … Read More “The 50,000 friends challenge”