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Creative Commons Names Ryan Merkley as Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Merkley / Rannie Turingan / CC0 Download the press release (67 KB PDF) Mountain View, CA May 14, 2014: The board of directors of Creative Commons is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Merkley to the position of chief executive officer. Ryan is an accomplished strategist, campaigner, and communicator in the nonprofit, technology, … Read More “Creative Commons Names Ryan Merkley as Chief Executive Officer”

White House supports CC0 for federal government datasets

Today the White House released the U.S. Open Data Action Plan, reaffirming their belief that “freely available data from the U.S. Government is an important national resource… [and] making information about government operations more readily available and useful is also core to the promise of a more efficient and transparent government.” The report (PDF) outlines … Read More “White House supports CC0 for federal government datasets”

ShareAlike compatibility process and criteria discussion opens

Photo: Golan Levin, CC-BY 2.0 We are now opening the discussion for our compatibility process and criteria for the ShareAlike licenses. As established in the drafting process, 4.0 includes a compatibility mechanism that allows for other licenses to be compatible with the ShareAlike licenses, allowing for greater interoperability of freely-licensed content, but no other licenses … Read More “ShareAlike compatibility process and criteria discussion opens”