NewsForge: Some Friendly Suggestions for iCommons and Free Culture
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