This week’s featured content is MobileWhack. It’s a new site dedicated to tweaks, hacks, and hints on how to extend the phone, PDA, music player, and/or any other gadget you might carry around in a pocket. The content is released under a Creative Commons license and if you’re a gadget freak, I can assure you there is at least one new piece of software or tip you can use if you check MobileWhack out.2 Comments »
Challenged developers have been hard at work since:
- Nathan Yergler has created mozCC, an extension for Mozilla-based browsers that reads and displays CC metadata as you browse.
- In addition to creating mozCC and fixing ccValidator bugs, the amazing Nathan Yergler is working on ccRdf, a Python library for CC metadata.
- Steve Griffin has created a C# library for CC metadata.
- Lucas Gonze has created a spec for embedding CC metadata in SMIL.
Congratulations and thanks to Nathan, Steve, and Lucas! There are more challenges to take on, including many we don’t yet know about. Post about your work and ideas here or on the cc-metadata mailing listNo Comments »
Today’s a big day for annoucements at Creative Commons. Earlier today in Tokyo, Japan, the launch date of iCommons Japan was finalized and we have turned on automatic Japanese translation for our current license system. Starting next month, we will be offering optional licenses that apply to laws within the Japanese jurisdiction
Even bigger news is that the Brazilian government has commited to releasing code created with public funding as free software using the new CC-GPL, or Creative Commons Gnu General Public License. The CC-GPL will improve upon the existing GPL by adding in our interface of Commons Deeds and embedded metadata. The CC-GPL page is now offered from our license page, in Brazilian Portugese only for now, but soon will also be available in English.No Comments »