Mozilla Public License 2.0

Congratulations to Mozilla on the release of the Mozilla Public License 2.0 after a two year versioning process. As Mozilla chair Mitchell Baker writes “Version 2.0 is similar in spirit to the previous versions, but shorter, better, and more compatible with other Free Software and Open Source Licenses.” MPL 1.1 is one of the more … Read More “Mozilla Public License 2.0”

Workshop on "Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards"

Open Government Data Venn Diagram by justgrimes / CC BY-SA You are invited to attend a workshop titled Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards, organized jointly by Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla, Horizon Digital Economy Research and Puneet Kishor, Creative Commons. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the annual Open Source GIS … Read More “Workshop on "Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards"”

Ton Roosendaal, Sintel Producer and head of Blender Institute

Sintel poster by Blender Institute / CC BY Ton Roosendaal is head of the Blender Institute, leader of Blender development, and producer of the recently released 3d short film Sintel, which is released as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Sintel is the Blender Institute’s third “open movie”. Could you describe what “open movie” means to the … Read More “Ton Roosendaal, Sintel Producer and head of Blender Institute”

December CC Music Happenings

Three stories from the Creative Commons music world came across our radar recently, each showcasing a different facet of how our licenses are used to expose artists, encourage collaboration, and promote commercial avenues for freely-licensed works. First comes news today that The Everybody, a new project from Joey Santiago and David Lovering (guitarist and drummer … Read More “December CC Music Happenings”

Digital Open Winners Announced

I blogged about the Digital Open in April, a new online community and competition that was accepting free and open technology projects from anyone 17 or younger through August. The competition was aimed at fostering an online and open community of youth by encouraging them to see the benefits of open source and open licensing. … Read More “Digital Open Winners Announced”

Back to School Conclusion: The Open Trajectory of Learning

As students around the world return to school, ccLearn blogs about the evolving education landscape, ongoing projects to improve educational resources, education technology, and the future of education. Browse the “Back to School” tag for more posts in this series. Today’s predictions about the future of learning might eventually seem as preposterous as early 20th … Read More “Back to School Conclusion: The Open Trajectory of Learning”

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?”

The Open Source Business Resource: Education Issue

The August issue of the Open Source Business Resource (OSBR) is dedicated to education. It is now available online, including two articles specifically devoted to open education: “A Flat Network for the Unflat World: Open Educational Resources in Developing Countries” (Steven Muegge, Monica Mora, Kamal Hassin, Andrew Pullin) and “Why Give Knowledge Away for Free? … Read More “The Open Source Business Resource: Education Issue”