June 24, 2011

The Power of Open from Creative Commons

The Creative Commons project has announced the release of a 47-page book highlighting the stories of a number of people using CC licenses for their work. "The Power of Open collects the stories of those creators. Some are like ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative news organization that uses CC while partnering with the world's largest media companies. Others like nomadic filmmaker Vincent Moon use CC licensing as an essential element of a lifestyle of openness in pursuit of creativity. The breadth of uses is as great as the creativity of the individuals and organizations choosing to open their content, art and ideas to the rest of the world." Unsurprisingly, it's downloadable under a CC license.

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