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Show your support for imprisoned CC community leader Bassel Khartabil

Kalie Taylor / CC0 / Download all posters If you follow this blog with any regularity, you’re likely already familiar with Bassel Khartabil, the Syrian CC community leader who has been in imprisoned since March 2012 without having had any charges brought against him. Thursday, May 22, is Bassel’s birthday, and the third birthday he’ll … Read More “Show your support for imprisoned CC community leader Bassel Khartabil”

French Ministry of Culture and Communication embraces CC licenses (and makes a cool video)

Aurélie Filippetti – Salon du Livre 2014 / ActuaLitté / CC BY-SA In late 2013, we blogged about a set of initiatives that French minister of culture and communications Aurélie Filippetti had unveiled. Together, the initiatives represented a commitment to a more creative, more open France. And they also represented a strong commitment to helping … Read More “French Ministry of Culture and Communication embraces CC licenses (and makes a cool video)”

Seeds of Change

I received a fat packet in mail, full of seeds with unusual names—Magma Mustard; Flashy Lightning Lettuce; Lemon Pastel Calendula; Cherry Vanilla Quinoa—and an even more unusual but evocative note stuck on the packets. This Open Source Seed pledge is intended to ensure your freedom to use the seed contained herein in any way you … Read More “Seeds of Change”

Launch of the Open Policy Network

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the Open Policy Network. The Open Policy Network, or OPN for short, is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to support the creation, adoption, and implementation of policies that require that publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources. The website of the Open Policy Network is … Read More “Launch of the Open Policy Network”