originally posted on the Creative Commons blog At the end of April, I’ll be joining hundreds of open culture advocates at the Creative Commons Summit in Toronto. The program is looking amazing and I’m looking forward to meeting up with friends and colleagues, both old and new. I’ll be wearing several hats at the Summit, […]continue reading The Future of the Commons is an Open Planet
The 5th Shift Greenpeace is trying to make in its quest to become a more modern and open organization is from being a lone hero to becoming a hero among heroes. This was the topic in our community call yesterday, which is a biweekly online meeting a group of activists use to discuss story as […]continue reading What does it mean to be a hero among heroes?
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One thing that I constantly hear colleagues in the Open Web community talking about is the lack of participation on the part of the user. They talk about losing participation rather quickly. Open projects are constantly trying to get people involved, but how are they doing it? They usually have a webpage and people from […]continue reading Friendly Tips for Keeping your Contributors
Facebook opts you automatically in with their new facial recognition software, Apple is going to start taking 30% of revenues from developers, the US Border Patrol is searching and seizing laptops without a warrant, the government is entering people’s social network accounts. Not to mention the ridiculous media coverage of stuff none of us care […]continue reading Open Web and Why YOU Should be Paying Attention
Open Attribute is a browser plugin that makes the process of attributing content authors extremely easy. With a click of a button, the plugin shows you who deserves the attribution and gives you a handy, already formatted piece of text to copy and paste. Because the attribution is automatically formatted, the confusion surrounding attribution of […]continue reading Open Attribute Advances
Did you know that you could actually have a heavy hand in helping us win the fight to keep the web open? Do you have any idea how many people wake up every morning with their Androids and IPhones, get a cup of coffee, lay in bed and peruse a RSS aggregator with all of […]continue reading Dear Tech News Orgs,