Creative Commons is helping to shed some light on open education resources in a recent interview with Lisa Petrides from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME): Open Education and Policy. The good news, there is a lot of policy change at all levels of education.... Read more
I had the opportunity to sit down with Larry Lessig last week. Co-founder of Creative Commons, law professor, author, and copyright guru, Lessig is a visionary of law and technology policy. In the FLOSS community, Lessig is best known for his book Free Culture and work on copyright policy. In his... Read more
This is the first in a series exploring the things I have learned from the open source way during my time at Red Hat. About 9 years ago I joined Red Hat and my life changed forever. As for my background, currently I'm the Senior Vice President of People & Brand at Red Hat, responsible for... Read more
Last week we published an updated version of our participation section. We wrote a short post a few weeks ago about how we could make contributing to opensource.com an easier and more transaprent process. In the spirit of release early and often, the next version is now available. If you want to... Read more
It's Spring 2003. I'm the Red Hat general counsel. Total Red Hat revenues the prior year were less than $100 million. Red Hat's loss on continuing operations was $17 million. Only the year before did Red Hat launch its Advanced Server offering, the predecessor to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. SCO... Read more
If you use open source, you have no respect for intellectual property. Or at least, that’s what the International Intellectual Property Alliance seems to think. According to this article, the lobbying group is asking the US Trade Representative to put Indonesia on its "Special 301 Priority Watch... Read more
Cory Doctorow says "information wants to be free" slogan is "lazy, stupid shorthand." (See discussions at Shareable.net and Utne Reader) When celebrated science fiction writer, blogger, and copyright activist Cory Doctorow tweets, 40,000 followers glance at their phones.
We've posted here before about the Kickstarter process. So we thought we'd talk with one of its artists about going from traditional publishing to ransoming.
The mashup and the meme aren't new, but there is an interesting video on YouTube about "stage 2" video mixes and their creative and social implications. The narrator describes how a group of friends in Brooklyn spent an afternoon creating a video tribute to a "stage 1" remix of 80's Brat Pack... Read more
January 1 of each year is Public Domain Day, the day we should celebrate works entering the public domain. Unfortunately, in the US there will be nothing to celebrate until 2019. So instead, let's talk about how that happened. Think of what you know about copyright--how you get one, how long it... Read more