Announcing the Open Policy Network grant-funded projects

Last year Creative Commons and a global coalition of organizations launched the Open Policy Network in order to support the creation, adoption, and implementation of policies that require that publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources. When open licenses are required for publicly funded resources, there is the potential to massively increase access to and … Read More “Announcing the Open Policy Network grant-funded projects”

Hewlett Foundation extends CC BY policy to all grantees

Last week the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that it is extending its open licensing policy to require that all content (such as reports, videos, white papers) resulting from project grant funds be licensed under the most recent Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. From the Foundation’s blog post: “We’re making this change because … Read More “Hewlett Foundation extends CC BY policy to all grantees”

California Community Colleges require Creative Commons Attribution for Chancellor’s Office Grants & Contracts

At today’s meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Board voted unanimously to require open licensing on publicly funded materials resulting from all Chancellor’s Office contracts and grants. The previous policy for these grants maintained ‘all rights reserved’ copyright over grant materials by the Chancellor’s Office; the exact language (PDF) … Read More “California Community Colleges require Creative Commons Attribution for Chancellor’s Office Grants & Contracts”

$500 million available in Wave 2 of U.S. Department of Labor grant program for community colleges

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced and released a Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Wave 2 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT). Wave 2 makes available $500 million to “eligible institutions of higher education… with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and … Read More “$500 million available in Wave 2 of U.S. Department of Labor grant program for community colleges”