World Without Waste? Appropedia and the Sustainability Commons

The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller of Passionate Voices, a collaborative blog that hosts interviews with interesting makers, writers, thinkers, and artists from all over the world. — The global maker movement is known for creative hacks, as well as for getting people of all ages excited about technology and how the … Read More “World Without Waste? Appropedia and the Sustainability Commons”

TAACCCT Standout Vignettes

Starting with the first round of grants in 2011 Creative Commons and a team of partners have been actively supporting US Department of Labor (DOL), Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grantees. This multi-year, nearly $2 billion grant program provides funds to US community colleges who in partnership with industry, employers, and … Read More “TAACCCT Standout Vignettes”

Rijksmuseum case study: Sharing free, high quality images without restrictions makes good things happen

Girl in white kimono, George Hendrik Breitner, 1894; CC0 Yesterday Europeana published a great case study documenting the experiences of the Dutch Rijksmuseum in opening up access to their collection of digital public domain images. The case study was written by Joris Pekel, community coordinator for cultural heritage at the Europeana Foundation. Over the last … Read More “Rijksmuseum case study: Sharing free, high quality images without restrictions makes good things happen”

The Power of Open: Stories of creators sharing knowledge, art, & data using Creative Commons

Since last fall, we’ve been talking at length to various creators about their CC stories—the impact Creative Commons has had on their lives and in their respective fields, whether that’s in art, education, science, or industry. We are thrilled to announce that we have cultivated the most compelling of these stories and woven them together … Read More “The Power of Open: Stories of creators sharing knowledge, art, & data using Creative Commons”

Stories of people & projects using Creative Commons in education, government, and data

The significance of Creative Commons and its licenses is often overlooked, embedded as it is into the fabric of sharing culture on the web. The current superhero campaign attempts to bring CC’s role to the forefront, by highlighting people and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to this culture. But there are many more excellent … Read More “Stories of people & projects using Creative Commons in education, government, and data”