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Enormously important news from the Free Software Foundation

http://lessig.org

"...This change would now permit interoperability among Free Culture projects, just as the dominance of the GNU GPL enables interoperability among Free Software projects. It thus eliminates an unnecessary and unproductive hinderance to the spread and growth of Free Culture..."

Richard Stallman deserves enormous credit for enabling this change to occur..."

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Wikipedia/CC news: FSF releases FDL 1.3

http://creativecommons.org

"...This is a crucial step toward de-fracturing the free (culture) as in (software) freedom world, which should have the impact of greatly accelerating the growth of that world. Last December the Wikimedia Foundation requested that the FSF make this step..."

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FSF Releases New Version of GNU Free Documentation License

http://www.fsf.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, November 3, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the release of version 1.3 of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL). This version of the license allows public wikis to relicense their FDL-covered materials under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) 3.0 license..."

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Commoner Letter #1: Eben Moglen

http://creativecommons.org

"...Having spent so much of my life working as a lawyer for the Free Software movement, I feel a special bond with the work of Creative Commons, and it is therefore a great privilege to write on behalf of CC..."

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Happy birthday to GNU!

http://creativecommons.org

« 25 years ago Richard Stallman started the GNU (”Gnu’s Not Unix”) project to create a computer operating system like Unix (then ascendant in computer labs like the one Stallman worked in), but with source code free for programmers to run, study, share, and improve.

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breiPott: Free (as in Freedom) music party in Berlin

http://fsfe.org

"...Damn, I find it so cool when people combine all those free as in freedom things! In my opinion this is exactly the goal we wanted to achieve with the free software movement and which many of its naysayers and opponents did not get. :-)

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Creative Commons promotes standard license expression

http://www.linux.com

If Creative Commons (CC) has any say in the matter, the Web will soon have a standard machine-readable notation for licenses. Named the Creative Commons Rights Expression Language (ccREL), the notation has been under development for the last few years, partly with the cooperation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3).

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A new wave of freedom

http://www.hinduonnet.com

"The new freedom movement , in software, knowledge, publishing and commerce, will change the way we think, do things and interact..."

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Freedom

http://sunblog.fuseyism.com

"I attended an interesting talk by James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center earlier this week. The discussion focused on how the Free Software movement can now be regarded as a success and how others are now attempting to replicate this in other areas such as media (Creative Commons).

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Trent Reznor Releases Latest Music Under Creative Commons...

http://www.kickstartnews.com

"Ars Technica are reporting that Trent Reznor has released his latest NIN (Nine Inch Nails) album under a Creative Commons license. He has released Ghost I-IV under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license..." -- http://ghosts.nin.com/main/faq -- via dogmazic: http://blog.dogmazic.net/2008/03/nin-publie-ghosts-i-iv-en-cc-by-nc-sa

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Lessig's last Free Culture talk, Stanford, Jan 31

http://www.boingboing.net

"...«Creative Commons founder and Stanford professor Lawrence Lessig is giving his final presentation on Free Culture, Copyright and the future of ideas at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium on January 31st, 2008 from 1pm-2pm. After 10 years of enlightening and inspiring audiences around the world with multi-media presentations that inspired the Free Culture movement, Professor Lessig is moving on from the copyright debate and setting his sites on corruption in Washington.»

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CC and GFDL interoperability

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu

"Something significant has happened in the world of free licensing, Lessig has the details and a video. Apparently, an important step has been made towards interoperability between the license controlling Wikipedia articles (the GFDL v.1.2), and the CC license by-share-alike. (See also this post on the Creative Commons website)..."

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