17 Apr 2007 malcolm   » (Master)

Australian Open Content Licensing

The proceedings of a 2005 conference, "Open Content Licensing: Cultivating The Creative Commons", held at Queensland University of Technology are now available.

I've only read a few articles so far, but the contents look interesting and read well. I originally noticed this via Glynn Moody's "open..." blog and he made a throwaway remark wondering why it took so long to produce. These are well-edited articles. Given the caliber of the speakers (some law professors, judges, lawyers, ...), it's not surprising they are busy people, so a bit of time for the back-and-forth is not unexpected. The results seem worth the wait.

One thing I did note about the list of speakers, though: nobody that I recognised as representing the Australian Open Source community. Yes, Open Source development is not the same as Creative Commons production, but Open Source contributors do generate both a lot of Creative Commons content and tools for working with said content. They aren't completely disjoint fields.

Syndicated 2007-04-03 20:04:29 from Malcolm Tredinnick

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