Announcing the Liberated Pixel Cup: an epic contest for gaming freedom

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Liberated Pixel Cup, a free-as-in-freedom game authoring competition being launched in cooperation between Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, and OpenGameArt! Liberated Pixel Cup example outdoor artwork / Lanea Zimmerman / CC BY-SA 3.0 Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part competition: make a bunch of awesome free … Read More “Announcing the Liberated Pixel Cup: an epic contest for gaming freedom”

Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software

Ryzom's Windfall by Winch Gate / CC BY-SA Today brings an exciting announcement… Winch Gate Properties Ltd. is releasing Ryzom, an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), with its code under the GNU AGPLv3 and its artistic assets under CC BY-SA. Games are almost unique in how tightly the medium requires the interweaving of … Read More “Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software”

Congratulations to John Gilmore and the Internet Archive, winners of the 2009 Free Software Awards

The Free Software Foundation has announced the winners of its 2009 Free Software Awards: John Gilmore (Advancement of Free Software Award) and the Internet Archive (Project of Social Benefit Award). Last year Creative Commons won the Project of Social Benefit Award. As we noted then, many past free software award winners have been important participants … Read More “Congratulations to John Gilmore and the Internet Archive, winners of the 2009 Free Software Awards”

Wikimedia Foundation board approves license migration

The Wikimedia Foundation board has approved the licensing changes voted on by the community of Wikipedia and its sister sites. The accompanying press release includes this quote from Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig: “Richard Stallman’s commitment to the cause of free culture has been an inspiration to us all. Assuring the interoperability of free culture … Read More “Wikimedia Foundation board approves license migration”

FSCONS 2009: Call for Participation

Free Culture, Free Software, and Free Content will again join forces under the banner of “Free Society” at FSCONS 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden, 13-15th November.  The organizers, Creative Commons Sweden, Free Software Foundation Europe, and Wikimedia Sverige, have just announced the conference’s Call for Participation. Last year’s conference featured a host of workshops and speakers, … Read More “FSCONS 2009: Call for Participation”

Creative Commons wins the 2008 Free Software Foundation Award for Project of Social Benefit!

Saturday at Libre Planet, the Free Software Foundation’s annual conference, Creative Commons was honored to receive the FSF’s Award for Projects of Social Benefit: The FSF Award for Projects of Social Benefit is presented annually to a project that intentionally and significantly benefits society by applying free software, or the ideas of the free software … Read More “Creative Commons wins the 2008 Free Software Foundation Award for Project of Social Benefit!”