What does open access look like for the law? Through free access to primary legal sources, the Free Law Project provides an important service to advocates, journalists, researchers, and the public. Joining with an international movement for Free Access to Law, the US-based organization helps people know their rights in an increasingly uncertain and rapidly … Read More “Law for All: Free Law Project’s Radical Approach to Legal Transparency”
The Institute for Infinitely Small Things addresses the commons through an “art for all” approach to engage with the political through their work in public spaces.
Indonesian electronic duo Bottlesmoker has been making DIY, “open source” music since 2005.
Independent, open, not-for-profit news sources can help safeguard against the spread of misinformation, particularly on the viral web. The Conversation takes their role as journalists, researchers, and academics seriously. As an international nonprofit producing strong independent journalism, their aim is brings important academic research to the Web through editorial curation and collaboration. Launched in 2011 … Read More “A Conversation with the Conversation: transforming journalism with a CC license”
Though internet as infrastructure may have seemed radical only a short while ago, many technologists are now taking a different tack: as a vital part of modern life, access to reliable internet is essential to the development of a just and equitable society.
Step outside of the status quo with Maya Zankoul: A Lebanese illustrator discusses her connection to the commons
Popular Lebanese illustrator, webcomic author, and blogger Maya Zankoul spreads the message of the commons through her art, her design studio, and her video company wezank.
HowlRound was founded five years ago as the “knowledge commons” for the theater community to better include the voices of artists and creators working for inclusivity. The HowlRound organizers we interviewed, Jamie Gahlon, Vijay Mathew, Adewunmi Oke, and Ramona Ostrowski, exemplify the concept of the commons through their commitment to community action, creative output, and creating meaningful, … Read More “Curtain up on HowlRound, the theater knowledge commons”
Making data and tools available for the world to see: Arturo Sanchez of CERN on why ATLAS uses CC0 data
At ATLAS, data sharing and an open, innovative approach to information collaboration has become a fundamental part of this important scientific community.
Scientist Erin McKiernan practices Open Science with a capital “O.” She is a researcher, an advocate for scientific diversity, and an educator on a mission to make science more inclusive and supportive.
As the producers of the world’s first open movie, Ton Rosendaal and his team at the Blender Institute “work open” in every aspect of their production, from code to licensing to distribution.