2003 May

San Jose Mercury News

Press Robot, May 15th, 2003

Grants promoting unfettered innovation,” by Dan Gillmor

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Press Robot, May 15th, 2003

Tech Books to Enter Public Domain,” by Dennis O’Reilly

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New Scientist

Press Robot, May 15th, 2003

Customised copyright licences going global,” by Will Knight

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On Warranties: Part II

Glenn Otis Brown, May 15th, 2003

In response to the ongoing discussion of our licences’ warranty provision, I’ve decided to raise the issue at our upcoming board meeting.

Meantime, please keep fleshing out what you think our approach to warranties should be. The how is as important as the why. Is there any disadvantage to making a quitclaim-style warranty optional (as opposed to the standard)? Do you think we should have some type of warranty in the licenses, or rather abandon the idea altogether?

Soon we can move the conversation over to our forthcoming Discuss page, where we’ll host a variety of archived email lists dedicated to public development of innovations, license versions, iCommons, and more. For now, please keep posting your comments here. And thanks.


Color Blender

Matt Haughey, May 14th, 2003

Web Developers and designers looking for that perfect color might want to check out Eric Meyer’s Color Blender, recently released under a Creative Commons license. You input two colors and specify how many midtones you’ll need, and it does the rest. Since it’s written entirely in javascript, you can download it and use it yourself.

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Featured Commoner: Wiley Wiggins

Glenn Otis Brown, May 14th, 2003

Check out a new interview with actor, animator, author, and Austinite Wiley Wiggins, by our own Matt Haughey. You may remember Wiggins’ star turns in Richard Linklater’s films Dazed and Confused and Waking Life. But if you’re really in, you recognize him as a friendly blogger and all-around web dude.

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Project Gutenberg CD

Matt Haughey, May 2nd, 2003

The people at Project Gutenberg, long known for creating and hosting public domain works, are releasing a “Best Of” CD under a Creative Commons license.

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