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”

Does your sharing scale?

Hannes Grobe / CC BY-SA Techdirt’s Mike Masnick is perhaps the most prolific blogger on the ill impact of overly restrictive legal regimes, including of course copyright and patents, but also trademark and even employment law (see Noncompete Agreements Are The DRM Of Human Capital) and often on people delivering real value to customers (sad … Read More “Does your sharing scale?”

CC Hold Music? Yes, Really.

Digium, the parent company that hosts and maintains the open source telephony & PBX project called Asterisk, recently replaced the on-hold music featured in their distributions to CC BY-SA licensed works from OpSound. Using freely licensed CC music in open source projects has always made sense to us, but Digium’s John Todd discusses why they … Read More “CC Hold Music? Yes, Really.”

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”