"Some very exciting news for authors, publishers, and readers: Today, Google launched a program to enable rightsholders to make their Creative Commons-licensed books available for the public to download, use, remix, and share via Google Books..."Read more »
The Creative Commons initiative fulfilled a major ambition last week - but it's taken only days for the dream to turn to crap.Read more »
"Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation proposed that the copyright licensing terms on its wikis be changed to include a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license in addition to its longstanding GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). The proposal was approved by a 75 percent majority of community voters as announced this week..."Read more »
"...I started Remixtures in the beginning of October 2006, a few months after I finished my master’s thesis about online activism and the (re)appropriation of technology for social goals.Read more »
* Version 2.2 of gNewSense released
* FSF releases audio recording of LibrePlanet conference
* Winners of the annual free software awards announced!
* European Elections and the Free Software Pact
* Can you help the Open Graphics Project?
* Nintendo DSi: Defective by DESiGN
* Join Amazon authors' "drmfree" effort
"On June 29, 2007 the Free Software Foundation released the GNU General Public License, version 3. What happened since then? I had the opportunity to discuss many subjects with FSF's founder and president Richard Stallman..."Read more »
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced the winners of the annual free software awards during the GNU/Linux conference LibrePlanet, held on March 21-22 at Harvard Science Center in Cambridge, MA. Creative Commons was honored with the Award for Projects of Social Benefit, and Wietse Venema was honored with the Award for the Advancement of Free Software.Read more »
For some time now, I've found the Creative Commons philosophy morally troubling in a way that the free software philosophy isn't, without being able to satisfactorily articulate precisely why.Read more »
The band has teamed up with Google to release the data for the promo as open source using a Creative Commons license. Take a gander at how it looks here--better than a lot of music videos in my opinion.Read more »
"Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon, an independent musician and prominent figure in the open source software community, is starting a new solo music project through which he aims to explore the challenges of distributing music under a Creative Commons license."Read more »
"We’ve just added the seal you see at right to Creative Commons licenses that qualify as Free Culture Licenses according to the Definition of Free Cultural Works — Attribution and Attribution-ShareAlike. Public domain is not a license, but is an acceptable copyright status for free cultural works according to the Definition.Read more »
The shortfilm “Big Buck Bunny”, made with the Free Software program Blender is available for download. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
Note that the files are in a rather high resolution. Please use BitTorrent for download.
There is also a game planned...Read more »