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New web metadata validator released


(This was originally published on CC Labs.) This past summer, Hugo Dworak worked with us (thanks to Google Summer of Code) on a new validator. This work was greatly overdue, and we are very pleased that Google could fund Hugo to work on it. Our previous validator had not been updated to reflect our new…

Code for a Cause at USC


Two weeks ago, I met David Hodge, a freshman at the University of Southern California. He has been working with USC Free Culture (part of Students for Free Culture) and the USC Association for Computing Machinery chapter to run a week-long programming competition to build software for OLPC’s XO laptop. That project is “Code for…

Recycled Computers, Remixable Content for schools


The Alameda County Computer Resource Center is a Bay Area non-profit whose motto is “Obsolescence is Just a Lack of Imagination.” James Burgett, the Director of the ACCRC, writes on their website that they have distributed 16,000 computers as of 2006. Most of the computers they receive would otherwise end in the trash, which means…

GNOME in Boston, 2007


We love to see Creative Commons metadata everywhere. Thanks to the work of Scott and Jason this summer, we now have a library called liblicense and some demos for how to integrate that with desktop applications in GNOME and KDE, the two most-used Free Software desktop environments. So I went to the GNOME summit last…