Balancing the budget: How a commons-based project is revolutionizing budget reporting in India

Working to demystify this process is at the root of the Open Budgets India project, which is fighting for a more free and open approach to budgets in India. The post Balancing the budget: How a commons-based project is revolutionizing budget reporting in India appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 8:20 am

Open Education Global 2017: Principle, Strategy, and Commitment to Growth

OEGlobal 17 provided a forum to celebrate and reflect on open education advancements over the past 10 years and consider new ways to broaden and deepen open education efforts going forward. The post Open Education Global 2017: Principle, Strategy, and Commitment to Growth appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 8:28 am

Just make music and share it: Podington Bear’s music for storytelling and podcasts

In 2007, the artist Chad Crouch began releasing three instrumental songs per week under the pseudonym Podington Bear. Crouch revealed his identity in July 2008 upon the release of a box set of his work, ending a speculative mystery covered in NPR, KEXP, Wired, and the Globe and Mail. According to his bio on Free … Read More "Just make music and share it: Podington Bear’s music for storytelling and podcasts" The post Just make music and share it: Podington Bear’s music for storytelling and podcasts appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 March 2017 | 12:23 pm

Five years, five days of actions for #freebassel5years

In honor of Khartabil’s influence on the free culture and open source movement, the Free Bassel campaign is encouraging five actions in public support of the movement to #freebassel in protest of his five years of unjust imprisonment. The post Five years, five days of actions for #freebassel5years appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 15 March 2017 | 2:09 pm

“Publish and Prosper” with a new model for academic publishing

Glasstree is a new platform built on “healing academic publishing” to provide a range of Open Access options that allow academics to quickly and inexpensively self-publish their monographs, returning 70% of the royalties to the author. The company was launched in November by a number of publishing veterans with the goal of directly addressing the … Read More "“Publish and Prosper” with a new model for academic publishing" The post “Publish and Prosper” with a new model for academic publishing appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 13 March 2017 | 2:55 pm

Agitate, Educate, Organize: The Radical Printmaking of Justseeds Collective

If you've ever attended a demonstration in North America, chances are you've seen the work of the 30 person artist collective Just Seeds The post Agitate, Educate, Organize: The Radical Printmaking of Justseeds Collective appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 8 March 2017 | 12:11 pm

Law for All: Free Law Project’s Radical Approach to Legal Transparency

What does open access look like for the law? Through free access to primary legal sources, the Free Law Project provides an important service to advocates, journalists, researchers, and the public. Joining with an international movement for Free Access to Law, the US-based organization helps people know their rights in an increasingly uncertain and rapidly … Read More "Law for All: Free Law Project’s Radical Approach to Legal Transparency" The post Law for All: Free Law Project’s Radical Approach to Legal Transparency appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 3 March 2017 | 9:49 am

CC Global Summit program update: Ashe Dryden, Ana Garzón Sabogal to Keynote, plus accepted sessions and speakers

Today we’re announcing our last two keynotes and accepted sessions and speakers for this year’s CC Global Summit in Toronto, just two months away. The post CC Global Summit program update: Ashe Dryden, Ana Garzón Sabogal to Keynote, plus accepted sessions and speakers appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 28 February 2017 | 2:58 pm

Cloudflare leak: Please reset your CCID password

Web services company Cloudflare revealed late yesterday that it had experienced a large-scale memory leak. About two million websites use Cloudflare for services like content delivery and Internet security. Creative Commons uses Cloudflare, and we investigated this issue as soon as it was reported. We have not found any cause for concern—as far as we … Read More "Cloudflare leak: Please reset your CCID password" The post Cloudflare leak: Please reset your CCID password appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 4:10 pm

Update on Great Minds v FedEx Office Litigation Involving BY-NC-SA

Earlier this week, Judge Hurley issued an order denying our motion for leave to file an amicus brief at this stage in the litigation between Great Minds and FedEx Office. The post Update on Great Minds v FedEx Office Litigation Involving BY-NC-SA appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 2:09 pm