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Announcing CC’s Open Infrastructure Circle

Licenses & Tools, Sustaining the Commons, Technology
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CC Licenses make it possible to share content legally and openly. Over the past 20 years, they have unlocked approximately 3 billion articles, books, research, artwork, and music. CC’s Legal Tools are a free and reliable public good. Yet most people are unaware that their infrastructure and stewardship takes a lot of money and work to maintain. That’s why we’re launching the Open Infrastructure Circle (OIC) — an initiative to obtain annual or multi-year support from foundations, corporations, and individuals for Creative Commons’ core operations and license infrastructure.

CC Celebrates International Museum Day 2023 — Museums, Sustainability and Well-being

Open Culture
Animated leaves, grass, a rabbit and windmills in the background. International Museum Day 2023 Poster, International Council of Museums

It’s International Museum Day today, and at Creative Commons (CC), we are thrilled to celebrate museums under this year’s theme of Museums, Sustainability and Well-being.  Museums play an important role in sustainable development — they are in fact instrumental in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — and in supporting the well-being of…

World Without Waste? Appropedia and the Sustainability Commons

Copyright

The guest post below was written by Erik Moeller of Passionate Voices, a collaborative blog that hosts interviews with interesting makers, writers, thinkers, and artists from all over the world. — The global maker movement is known for creative hacks, as well as for getting people of all ages excited about technology and how the…

A chat with Stephen Downes on OER

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A prominent member of the open education community, Stephen Downes is a researcher, blogger, and big thinker in open education and access related issues. He frequently debates with other open education advocates via the medium of the Internet, once in a while meeting up in person at conferences to hash out more of the same.…

Smithsonian Commons and Sustainable Content Usage Policies

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On Thursday, Michael Edson of the Smithsonian posted on the Smithsonian 2.0 blog that they had released their “Web and New Media Strategy” with the purpose of laying a groundwork for a Smithsonian Commons: The strategy talks about an updated digital experience, a new learning model that helps people with their “lifelong learning journeys,” and…

BYU Launches OCW Pilot

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It appears that David Wiley’s move to Brigham Young University has already resulted in progress towards opening the university’s content. Long-time pioneer and academic of open education, Wiley reports that BYU’s Independent Study has launched its Open CourseWare (OCW) pilot with six Creative Commons licensed courses under CC BY NC-SA. “The pilot includes three university-level…

UNU Media Studio Launches Our World 2.0 VideoBriefs

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Some of you might remember Cameron’s post back in June regarding the United Nations University (UNU) Media Studio‘s decision to license their Media Studio and Online Learning sites under CC BY-NC-SA. Well one month later they launched “Our World 2.0“, the English version, also licensed under the same (with the Japanese version taking off just…