CC Signs Bouchout Declaration for Open Biodiversity

CC is supporting the Bouchout Declration for Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management by becoming a signatory. The Declaration’s objective is to help make biodiversity data openly available to everyone around the world. It offers the biodiversity community a way to demonstrate their commitment to open science, one of the fundamental components of CC’s vision for an … Read More “CC Signs Bouchout Declaration for Open Biodiversity”

Seeds of Change

I received a fat packet in mail, full of seeds with unusual names—Magma Mustard; Flashy Lightning Lettuce; Lemon Pastel Calendula; Cherry Vanilla Quinoa—and an even more unusual but evocative note stuck on the packets. This Open Source Seed pledge is intended to ensure your freedom to use the seed contained herein in any way you … Read More “Seeds of Change”

CC is now a Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Participating Organization

As of yesterday (January 15, 2014), the Group on Earth Observations approved Creative Commons as now a Participating Organization (PO) at its GEO-X Plenary in Geneva. GEO was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries to exploit … Read More “CC is now a Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Participating Organization”

Paleobiology Database now CC BY

[written in collaboration with Shanan Peters, Professor, Department of GeoScience, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Principal Investigator of the Paleodb Project] now available under After a year of community feedback and discussion, the Paleobiology Database has taken the decision that “All records are made available to the public based on a Creative Commons license that … Read More “Paleobiology Database now CC BY”