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Jul 11, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The second iCommons summit, held at the end of June in Rio de Janeiro, proved many things about the free culture movement. The most exciting development is that we're growing rapidly, both in terms of the numbers of activists and advocates who identify themselves with the movement, and in terms of the quantity of content being distributed under free licenses. But the summit also highlighted some issues that iCommons needs to address if it is to maintain its vitality and legitimacy. This article is is a friendly prod that I hope will strengthen and unite the community.

"For those unfamiliar with iCommons, here's some background. Creative Commons was founded in 2001 with the intention of bringing the tools and ideals of the free software movement to culture in general..."

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