Counting down to the Open Knowledge Festival (Sept 17-22)

We’re psyched to be a part of OKFestival: Open Knowledge in Action. The OKFestival takes place September 17-22, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland, and features “a series of hands-on workshops, talks, hackathons, meetings and sprints” exploring a variety of areas including open development, open cultural heritage, and gender and diversity in openness. You can buy tickets … Read More “Counting down to the Open Knowledge Festival (Sept 17-22)”

Comments to the White House Inquiry on Public Access to Publicly Funded Research Publications, Data

In November we wrote that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was soliciting comments on two related Requests for Information (RFI). One asked for feedback on how the federal government should manage public access to scholarly publications resulting from federal investments, and the other wanted input on public access to the … Read More “Comments to the White House Inquiry on Public Access to Publicly Funded Research Publications, Data”

Creative Commons at the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues Congress

Last month, CC participated in the yearly SERCI congress, which took place in Bilbao, Spain. SERCI is the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues. The SERCI congress is therefore intended to allow researchers to discuss their ongoing work with their peers and to further academic alliances between them for the benefit of future research … Read More “Creative Commons at the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues Congress”

CC's Contribution to Welfare, Field-by-Field: The Separate Contribution to Collaboration & Sharing

You have probably already noticed that through this series of posts we are proceeding along a trend from general high-level questions to the more practical ones of measurement and evaluation. So, it shouldn’t surprise you that our next nuts-and-bolts step is to start touring the different fields in which CC is active and analyzing its … Read More “CC's Contribution to Welfare, Field-by-Field: The Separate Contribution to Collaboration & Sharing”

Investigating CC's Welfare Impact: Quantity, Quality and Variability Measures

CC has recently started thinking more rigorously about its contribution to the world. See the first, second and third posts in this series for an introduction. In my former post I spent quite a few words trying to explain where I believe CC should and shouldn’t venture looking for the proper metrics that will efficaciously … Read More “Investigating CC's Welfare Impact: Quantity, Quality and Variability Measures”

IssueLab Launches Research Remix Video Contest

IssueLab, “an open source archive of research produced by nonprofit organizations, university-based research centers, and foundations,” launches their Research Remix Video Contest this week. The contest “aims to engage working artists and digital media students with social issues while encouraging nonprofits to make their research more broadly available and usable through open licensing.” If you … Read More “IssueLab Launches Research Remix Video Contest”