In the last year, #wocintechchat has provided Twitter chats, community dialogue, scholarships, and partnerships to provide more opportunities for women of color working in technology.
Thanks to the free culture movement, vast knowledge repositories like Wikipedia and StackExchange allow content to be re-used freely and built upon, and many major sites offer Creative Commons licensing as part of their user interfaces.
What if the future of eco-housing is remixable, inexpensive, collaborative, open sourced, freely licensed, and accessible to all?
The delightfully quirky sewing site Make my Pattern.com is the work of self-proclaimed “sewcialist” Joost de Cock, a Belgian designer with a flair for fashion. When he started Make my Pattern, de Cock set out to solve a major issue for amateur sewers: patterns fit best when hand-drafted, but hand-drafting is inaccessible to most hobbyists. … Read More “Let’s make some clothes: Joost de Cock on Make my Pattern”
Monk Turner is a concept musician who has benefitted greatly from his collaborative, collective approach to music making and performance.
Gage Skidmore is a photographer and freelance graphic designer living in Phoenix, Arizona whose high-quality photos of politicians and pop culture have been featured in diverse publications…
Release of DVD containing Odia font, open source tools and Offline Odia WikipediaAhemadullah Shaikh / CC BY-SA This guest blog post was written by Subhashish Panigrahi of The Center for Internet and Society, a Creative Commons affiliate in India. My name is Subhashish Panigrahi. I am an educator currently working in the community and communication … Read More “Report from India: Relicensing books under CC”
Creative Commons provides a range of licenses, each of which grants different rights to use the materials licensed under them. All of these licenses offer more permissions than “all rights reserved.” To help show more clearly what the different CC licenses let people do, CC marks the most permissive of its licenses as “Approved for … Read More “Understanding Free Cultural Works”
India has launched a new learning repository for open educational resources (OER). India’s Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and the Central Institute of Educational Technology, National Council of Educational Research and Training have collaboratively developed the National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER). Dr. Pallam Raju, … Read More “India launches National Repository of Open Educational Resources”