A politics of cooperation: Caroline Woolard on free culture, fine art, and everyday life

The interdisciplinary artist Caroline Woolard engages with political economy and activism through radically innovative collaborative projects. The post A politics of cooperation: Caroline Woolard on free culture, fine art, and everyday life appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 1:07 pm

Open Access to Research Critical to Advance Progress Against Cancer

The National Cancer Moonshot Initiative seeks to make ten years of progress on cancer research in half that time, with a goal to end cancer in our lifetime. The project—led by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden—recently called for ideas to help shape the cancer research priorities for the Moonshot. They received over 1,600 comments and … Read More "Open Access to Research Critical to Advance Progress Against Cancer" The post Open Access to Research Critical to Advance Progress Against Cancer appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 1:23 pm

“This is my time and I’m recording it”: Carol Highsmith and the nature of giving

Photographer Carol Highsmith has donated her life’s work of tens of thousands of photos to the Library of Congress during her decades long career. The post “This is my time and I’m recording it”: Carol Highsmith and the nature of giving appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 12:59 pm

‘Reclaim Invention’ for the benefit of everyone

The vision of the Creative Commons project is universal access to research and education, and full participation in culture to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity. Collaboration, sharing, and co-operation are in our nature — building community, co-operating towards common goods, and creating shared benefits are at the heart of who we … Read More "‘Reclaim Invention’ for the benefit of everyone" The post ‘Reclaim Invention’ for the benefit of everyone appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 12:25 pm

U.S. Moves Ahead with Limited Code Sharing Policy

Image by Ilya Pavlov, CC0. Last week the White House finalized the Federal Source Code Policy to improve access to software code developed by or for the federal government. The policy is a step in the right direction toward making software accessible and reusable across U.S. government agencies, as well as for the general public. … Read More "U.S. Moves Ahead with Limited Code Sharing Policy" The post U.S. Moves Ahead with Limited Code Sharing Policy appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 16 August 2016 | 5:19 pm

Exploring open textbooks to improve education in Uganda

In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership. In our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. As a Ugandan science educator with a background in computer science, I have witnessed thousands of kids dropping out of school because … Read More "Exploring open textbooks to improve education in Uganda" The post Exploring open textbooks to improve education in Uganda appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 11 August 2016 | 12:17 pm

Show your support for Diego Gomez this week!

Final arguments in the case against Diego Gomez will be presented on August 10. Gomez is a Colombian graduate student who shared an academic paper without permission online and received a criminal copyright complaint from the author. If convicted, Gomez faces a 4-8 year prison sentence and a significant monetary fine. Over the last year, we’ve highlighted … Read More "Show your support for Diego Gomez this week!" The post Show your support for Diego Gomez this week! appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 9 August 2016 | 6:27 pm

The changing role of the publisher in the age of plenty

In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership, and in our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. By way of some background, I am currently the digital publishing manager at the African branch of Cambridge University Press (CUP), … Read More "The changing role of the publisher in the age of plenty" The post The changing role of the publisher in the age of plenty appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 3 August 2016 | 3:00 am

The future of housing is here: CC Talks with the Open Building Institute

What if the future of eco-housing is remixable, inexpensive, collaborative, open sourced, freely licensed, and accessible to all? The post The future of housing is here: CC Talks with the Open Building Institute appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 2 August 2016 | 11:01 am

Let’s make some clothes: Joost de Cock on Make my Pattern

The delightfully quirky sewing site Make my Pattern.com is the work of self-proclaimed “sewcialist” Joost de Cock, a Belgian designer with a flair for fashion. When he started Make my Pattern, de Cock set out to solve a major issue for amateur sewers: patterns fit best when hand-drafted, but hand-drafting is inaccessible to most hobbyists. … Read More "Let’s make some clothes: Joost de Cock on Make my Pattern" The post Let’s make some clothes: Joost de Cock on Make my Pattern appeared first on Creative Commons.

Posted on: 27 July 2016 | 9:36 am