Today marks the public-launch of Vinismo, “a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable guide of all wines in the world”. Vinismo utilizes a collaborative wiki-infrastructure that will hopefully lead to a detailed, readable, useful wine guide for people at any level of expertise. Vinismo is founded by Evan Prodromou (of WikiTravel – … Read More “Vinismo Opens Its Doors to Wine Lovers Everywhere”
CC and Mozilla have come together in order to throw one awesome party. Come celebrate the “open” movement with us this Wed. at the Wonder Ballroom. Portland local Mike Williams, of the Mercury News and host of the monthly dance party Branx, along with the popular Portland band Menomena will be performing so you know … Read More “CC / Mozilla Party Community Party”
We’ve been working hard on developing LiveContent, an umbrella concept that works to expand access to dynamic CC-licensed content and free open source software. The first incarnation of LiveContent is taking shape in the form of a LiveCD, and you can help! We have an ISO image of the most current revision available here. Download … Read More “Progress on LiveContent v1.0”
Michael W. Dean and Chris Caulder have made their “guide to making a living making music out of your backpack, from anywhere, and everywhere” available as an ebook download licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike. Even better, they’ve put up all the book’s source files up for download and remixing. Via Boing Boing.
This just in from PopSci.com … “Will John Wilbanks Launch the Next Scientific Revolution? Using innovative copyrights and a Web 2.0 platform, John Wilbanks may just transform how scientific discoveries are made by Abby Seiff When Pasteur had his eureka moment, the processes leading up to it were barely different than Archimedes’s. The scientist hypothesized, … Read More “Science Commons' John Wilbanks in Popular Science”
Lan Bui, photographer and vlogger, recently found himself in a difficult situation in relation to a photo he published on flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 license. While at this years SXSW conference, Lan noticed to his surprise that the photo had been reproduced on a promotional poster for PodTech, a technology and entertainment … Read More “PodTech Pays Lan Bui for CC Licensed Photograph”
Evan Prodromou just published a great essay on paying wiki contributors. He says don’t, offering solid reasons and alternatives. One alternative that I won’t argue with (but probably one of the least interesting–read the essay for more): Donate. Set aside a good part of the profits from the site (if there are any…) to donations … Read More “Community content and money”