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Uwolnić Projekt

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“Uwolnić projekt” to pomysł na alternatywny sposób produkcji i dystrybucji wyrobów rzemieślniczych, rezygnujący z pośrednictwa wielkich komercyjnych dystrybutorów. “Uwolnić projekt” polega na projektowaniu współczesnych wersji dawnych, tradycyjnych przedmiotów codziennego użytku (mebli, ubrań, akcesoriów domowych), w oparciu o eksponaty Państwowego Muzeum Etnograficznego w Warszawie. Tak powstałe projekty zamieszczane są na stronie “Uwolnić projekt” na licencji CC-BY-ND. Aby zaprojektowane przedmioty znalazły się […]

Przegląd linków CC #154

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Otwarta edukacja 1. Czy otwarte podręczniki mają wpływ na wyniki uczniów? Pierwsze takie badanie w edukacji nauk ścisłych przeprowadzono w USA i wyniki, choć różne dla różnych otwartych podręczników, wskazują na taką samą lub minimalnie wyższą efektywność zasobów otwartych od tradycyjnych. Liczymy na co raz więcej takich badań w przyszłości, które będą badać nie tylko podręczniki, ale szerszej wykorzystanie […]

2014 開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop 2014)

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「開放資料 (Open Data)」已經是個熱門話題、眾所周知的關鍵詞,但是資料的釋出與使用涉及許多議題,而其中有許多議題是急待討論與釐清。承襲去年首次舉辦的「開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop)」,自由軟體鑄造場、台灣創用 CC 計畫與關心開放資料的台灣社群朋友們,將在11月初共同舉辦「2014 開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop 2014)」。今年的工作坊選定「政府與公民的協作」為主軸,並區分「政府開放資料政策與社群協同合作」、「開放研究資料」以及「防災資料開放、資料標準與合作」三個主題,來進一步探討政府部門、研究機構以及民間團體三方在資料開放與應用的過程中,如何透過協同合作來創造出開放資料真正的價值。歡迎有興趣的朋友報名參加! 2014-10-24T02:20:29Z ally

LRMI stewardship transferred to Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

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  Re-post from: http://www.lrmi.net/lrmi-transfers-stewardship Effective October 23, 2014, leadership and governance of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), an education metadata project developed to improve discoverability and delivery of learning resources, have transferred from the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). This long-planned transfer represents a logical […]

LRMI stewardship transferred to Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

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Re-post from: http://www.lrmi.net/lrmi-transfers-stewardship

Effective October 23, 2014, leadership and governance of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), an education metadata project developed to improve discoverability and delivery of learning resources, have transferred from the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).

This long-planned transfer represents a logical next step for the LRMI since the project has reached the end of its initial scope of work.  DCMI will take the leadership role in advancing the project into its next phase with AEP and CC engaged as active LRMI community members.

“Creative Commons and AEP are happy to add this governance transfer to the long list of successes we’ve achieved together on the LRMI project,” said Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons. “After a long and careful evaluation process, the LRMI leadership identified a candidate in DCMI that is well-established and highly respected in the metadata sector and will carry on the LRMI’s spirit of transparency and community involvement.”

“AEP has enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside our partners Creative Commons the past three years to get the LRMI effort off the ground, build a community of practice, and finally, to establish a plan for long-term sustainability for the project,” said Dave Gladney, Project Manager of the AEP LRMI project, which has been housed at the Association of American Publishers since the merger of AEP and AAP in July 2013. “With this transfer, we’re confident that we’re leaving the LRMI with the ideal steward for long-term success.”

“DCMI is pleased to assume stewardship of LRMI at this key, long-planned transition in its development,” said Eric Childress, DCMI Governing Board Chair. “Meeting the metadata needs of the education and training community has been a goal of DCMI since the founding of its Education Community in 1999. DCMI has played encouraging, advisory roles in development of the LRMI specification from the inception of Phase I technical development in 2011 under the leadership of AEP and Creative Commons. DCMI is now poised to provide LRMI with both a permanent home that assures the long-term sustainability of the specification and an open, collaborative context for future community-driven development.”

More information about the transfer and the project follows.

Background

The LRMI began in 2011 shortly after the announcement of Schema.org, a search engine-backed standard for tagging content on the web.   AEP and Creative Commons, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, set out to extend the general Schema.org hierarchy with a lightweight set of metadata properties that could describe the instructional intent of a web page, resource or piece of content.  The resulting LRMI specification version 1.1 was accepted as an official extension of Schema.org in April 2013.  Additionally, AEP and Creative Commons have worked closely together throughout the past three years to meet dozens of important project milestones.

The third and final Gates-funded phase of the project focused on long-term sustainability and success.  Among other Phase III projects, the LRMI leadership team has worked over the past six months to identify the ideal next-phase steward for the LRMI specification.  This process included surveying the LRMI community, identifying potential candidates, measuring each candidate against a list of agreed-upon requirements and vetting candidates through a series of interviews.

Why DCMI was chosen

DCMI was chosen based on its status as a well-known, well-respected name in the metadata space; its open governance structure, which closely aligns with the open spirit of the LRMI; and its ongoing connection to the LRMI through the involvement of DCMI’s Managing Director and Education Community chair, Stuart Sutton, on the LRMI Technical Working Group.

DCMI’s next-stage priorities

DCMI stewardship of the LRMI specification will include:

  1. Moving the canonical representation of the specification from lrmi.net to dublincore.org with appropriate cross referencing between the two websites.
  2. Creating a permanent LRMI Task Group within the context and working processes of the DC Education Community to supplant the original LRMI Technical Working Group for:
    • Ongoing maintenance of the LRMI 1.1 specification
    • Assessment of open community input as the means for defining future development of the specification
    • Management of transparent editorial and decision-making processes in executing further developments
  3. Supporting open community communications through a Jiscmail list for the new LRMI Task Group (public “read”) and through the existing DC-Education Jiscmail list (public “join/read/write”).   Public conversations on the existing, open LRMI Google Group will be continued until the coordination of two public lists is deemed by DCMI to be no longer tenable. During this time, current members of the Google Group will be encouraged to join the Jiscmail lists.
  4. Initiating immediate engagement with Schema.org to coordinate changes in its cross-referencing for LRMI and the potential development of additional developer/web master documentation at schema.org of those aspects of LRMI 1.1 it has adopted in support of learning resource markup.

For more information:

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About Creative Commons

Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/) is a globally-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. Creative Commons provides free licenses and other legal tools to give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions and get credit for their creative work while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make specific uses of it.

About the Association of Educational Publishers

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is the 501(c)(3) arm of the Association of American Publishers. At the inception of the LRMI in 2011, AEP was an independent organization serving the educational resource community with programs, events, advocacy, and thought leadership. In July of 2013, AEP merged with the AAP School Division to form the PreK-12 Learning Group. Most of AEP’s programs were transferred over to the newly-formed Learning Group pursuant to the merger, but LRMI projects and administration of grant funding continued on under the 501(c)(3).

About the Association of American Publishers

The members of AAP are building the future of publishing. AAP represents America’s premier creators of high-quality entertainment, education, scientific and professional published content. They include commercial and not-for-profit organizations, scholarly societies, university presses, educational technology companies and digital start-ups. These nearly 450 organizations dedicate the creative, intellectual, financial and technological investments to bring great ideas to life and deliver content to the world’s diverse audiences in all the ways they seek it.

About Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)

DCMI is a global community that has played key roles in the development of best practices in metadata modeling, design and implementation since 1995. The DCMI community has developed and maintains some of the major languages of description used on the Web and in systems. DCMI’s principles of operation are open consensus building, international scope and participation, neutrality of purpose and business models, neutrality of technology, and a cross disciplinary focus. DCMI is a project of ASIS&T, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and is supported through membership programs for both individuals and organizations.

Build a commons for everyone

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I joined CC in June of this year, and immediately set out to update our strategy. I spent the summer working with our staff, affiliates, board, partners, and funders to understand the needs and the opportunities, and to plan for 2015 and beyond. Today, we’re focused on three strategic objectives: A vibrant commons. Supporting the […]

Creative Commons BY SA 4.0 uitwisselbaar met Free Art License 1.3

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Creative Commons heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat een van zijn licenties uitwisselbaar is met een licentie van een derde partij. De 1.3 versie van de Free Art License (FAL) is uitwisselbaar met de 4.0 versie van de Creative Commons BY SA licentie. Dit is goed nieuws voor mensen die materiaal willen hergebruiken omdat materiaal van beide licenties voor het […]

Creative Commons: Mehr Kompatibilität und neue Strategie

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Ein Problem von offene Lizenzen wie Creative Commons ist fehlende Kompatibilität verschiedener Lizenzen. Die modulare und damit flexiblere Konstruktion von Creative Commons hat dieses Problem noch einmal verschärft, weil beispielsweise Inhalte, die nur zur nicht-kommerziellen Nutzung freigegeben sind (NC-Lizenzen), sich nicht mit Inhalten unter der von der Wikipedia genutzten Lizenz Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (BY-SA) [...]

10/23 中午 創用CC影展--東吳場

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2014創用CC影展座談最後一場,將於10/24中午1200-1500在東吳大學城區校區 崇基樓二樓1205教室舉辦。 除了會一起看紀錄片The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 外,還邀請到東吳大學學法系林利芝副教授,與音樂創作人朱約信先生,分別從法律觀點以及音樂創作人的角度,來分享他們對於自由文化的想法。 本場活動雖然辦在東吳大學,但不限學生參加,只要有興趣,歡迎一同共襄盛舉, 不過座位有限,敬請提早入場,以免向隅。 本次活動提供午餐:請至此填寫報名資料。* 現場報名者,恕不提供午餐。 (圖:CC_BY 4.0陳慧潔) 2014-10-22T02:23:21Z emyleo

Open Access Button launches with new features

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Open Access Button / CC BY 2.0 Today at an Open Access Week event in London, the Open Access Button was re-launched with new features “to help researchers, patients, students and the public get access to scientific and scholarly research.” The Open Access Button originally was created in response to researchers running into paywalls or […]

Kenya Ministry of ICT congratulates School of Open for transformative model of learning

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SOO Africa Launch Nairobi / CC BY / Phillip Ranja

Today the Mr. Joseph Tiampati, Principal Secretary of the Ministry of ICT of Kenya gave a speech to formally launch the School of Open Africa in Nairobi. The full text of the speech is below and also available as a PDF. In addition, a congratulatory message from Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology was delivered by Mr. John Temba, Head of ICT in Education at the Ministry. More info on the event from our announcement post yesterday.

Some highlights from the speech:

  • The Ministry recognizes Kenya as a signatory of UNESCO’s 2012 Paris Declaration on Open Educational Resources (OER) and that “open education resources improves the quality of teaching and learning, including by accelerating student comprehension and by providing more opportunities for the realisation of universal access to education.”
  • Kenya has developed and is rolling out a National ICT Master plan for the next five years. The Ministry recognizes “that Creative Commons through the School of Open Africa has provided a good example of innovative use of ICT in education that resonates well with the Kenya National ICT Master Plan… Open Education Resources coupled with innovative use of ICT in education will accelerate realization of a modern Kenya that will be a knowledge-based economy.”

And lastly,

“By using Open Educational Resources, OER, School of Open is opening up to many students who would have otherwise missed the opportunity of accessing education, especially in the marginalized areas which could not adequately access quality education. Ongoing, voluntary, and self- motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons is one of the characteristics of the 21st Century. One of the major ways of promoting life-long learning is the continuous use of ICT innovations in education.

“I congratulate School of Open teams across Africa for the innovative and transformative mode of teaching and learning that we are launching today. This African initiative is a worthy model for other regions of the world to emulate.”

Congrats on a successful launch to our communities across Africa!

SPEECH BY MR. JOSEPH TIAMPATI, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY DURING THE LAUNCH OF THE SCHOOL OF OPEN AFRICA, AT THE SERENA HOTEL, WEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER, 2014

“Good morning.

“It gives me great pleasure to be here today as the Chief Guest during the launch of School of Open – Africa. I would like to begin by sincerely thanking Creative Commons Africa community and under the able coordination of Alex Gakuru and Tobias Schonwetter, and the global Creative Commons Community for inviting me to preside over this launch.

“I am happy to note the enthusiasm demonstrated by School of Open Africa in transforming education along Sustainable Development Goals proposed for post-2015 (Goal No. 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all”) and in line with the Kenya Vision 2030 which seeks to transform Kenya into a middle-income country that offers high quality of life to all citizens by the year 2030. I am happy to note how much School of Open Africa has grown in Kenya and embraced in countries like Senegal, Nigeria, and South Africa among other African countries in the last few years. I am informed that School of Open by Creative Commons is highly reputed around the world for addressing universal access to education.


Awarding CopyrightX certificates / CC BY / Phillip Ranja

“Kenya is a signatory to the UNESCO’s 2012 Paris Declaration on Open Education Resources licensed under Creative Commons open licenses. The use of open education resources improves the quality of teaching and learning, including by accelerating student comprehension and by providing more opportunities for the realisation of universal access to education. Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

“Fully aware of the role of education in a country’s development agenda, I am sure that the new initiatives being undertaken by School of Open Africa, the Creative Commons and UNESCO are making their contribution towards the social, economic, and political pillars which are the three fundamental cornerstones of our country, and indeed for our great continent.

“Ladies and gentlemen, as you may be aware, the Country’s development blue print is being implemented through successive five- year Medium Term Plans (MTPs) that will finally enable the country to achieve the long-term goals. We are now in the second medium term plan cycle (2013-2017) whose theme is “Transforming Kenya: Pathways to Devolution, Socio-economic Development, Equity and National Unity”. As you may be aware, the ICT Authority rolled out the National ICT Master plan that will set the pace for progression of the country in ICT for the next five years. The Master plan – once fully rolled out – will completely transform government processes, services and management, and make information access and service delivery more efficient. Again, the Master plan, with the flagship projects to pilot its implementation, will steer the march towards the digital future that will transform the country to a regional technical hub, raise the country’s competitiveness and align the country in line with vision 2030’s ICT goals.

“By launching the Kenya ICT Master Plan, the government revealed its commitment towards the enhancement of access to quality education and training through ICT in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). We are reviewing the National ICT Policy Guidelines to ensure alignment with proposed Sustainable Development Goals.
As a country, we are also privileged to have a National ICT Policy whose goal is to create a prosperous ICT-driven Kenyan society. With a well mainstreamed ICT society, we are assured of better livelihoods of Kenyans attainable through the availability of accessible, efficient, reliable and affordable ICT services.

“ICT provides a platform that enables the realization of these goals. I must emphasize that Creative Commons through the School of Open Africa has provided a good example of innovative use of ICT in education that resonates well with the Kenya National ICT Master Plan. The integration of ICT into educational programmes places both the teaching staff and students at the forefront in the utilization of ICT for the enhancement of lives.

“I note with great pleasure the freedom to re-purpose offered by openly licensed educational resources, the convenience online access to learners as alternative courses delivery and certification methods. At this juncture, ladies and gentlemen, I thank William Fisher III, Professor of Intellectual Property and his staff at the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School for providing a free copyright law course taught to graduands present today to receive their certificates. I also thank Michael Murungi (then CEO, National Council for Law Reporting or “Kenya Law”) and Alex Gakuru for successfully conducting the course in Nairobi. I must congratulate the former students and ask to make the very best use of the copyright law knowledge they acquired while also challenging all universities represented here to consider emulating the highly successfully CopyrightX initiative.

“As the government continues to work on modalities of ensuring universal access to education and increasing the internet penetration in all parts of the country, we are pleased to witness this mode of study that will definitely translate to affordable education. Open Education Resources coupled with innovative use of ICT in education will accelerate realization of a modern Kenya that will be a knowledge-based economy.

“By using Open Educational Resources, OER, School of Open is opening up to many students who would have otherwise missed the opportunity of accessing education, especially in the marginalized areas which could not adequately access quality education. Ongoing, voluntary, and self- motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons is one of the characteristics of the 21st Century. One of the major ways of promoting life-long learning is the continuous use of ICT innovations in education.

“I congratulate School of Open teams across Africa for the innovative and transformative mode of teaching and learning that we are launching today. This African initiative is a worthy model for other regions of the world to emulate.

“As I conclude I take this opportunity to applaud UNESCO’s efforts and contribution in the development and growth of the country through this noble initiative that enables the primary, secondary and universities to optimize the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in learning. I acknowledge the generous financial support from the Hewlett Foundation and SOO Africa teams support by Google.

“With those remarks, it is now my pleasure to declare the School of Open Africa officially opened.

“Thank you.”

Build a commons for everyone

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I joined CC in June of this year, and immediately set out to update our strategy. I spent the summer working with our staff, affiliates, board, partners, and funders to understand the needs and the opportunities, and to plan for 2015 and beyond.

Today, we’re focused on three strategic objectives:

  1. A vibrant commons. Supporting the CC license suite so it’s easy to contribute to the commons —from improving the experience on platforms, to enhancing our license chooser, to translating the 4.0 licenses;
  2. A usable commons. Helping creators find and reuse the content they want and need, including exploring ways to improve search and content analytics, so creators can see where their content goes after they share it; and,
  3. A relevant commons. Leading a movement of individuals, organizations, and institutions who will inspire others to create the commons of creativity and knowledge we all want.

These three simple objectives will guide our work over the next year. If you share our goal of a more healthy and vibrant commons, we’re proud to work alongside you.

This month, we’ll launch our most ambitious annual campaign yet. We’re going to tell the story of the commons, its reach, and its potential, to make a compelling case for our work. We’ll share some exciting new projects that show how we’re building the next phase of CC.

I hope that you’ll make a donation, but equally as important, I hope you’ll help us spread the word and grow our community of donors to build a more sustainable organization.

Big win for an interoperable commons: BY-SA and FAL now compatible

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Move-Horizontally / P.J. Onori / CC BY Glühwendel brennt durch / Stefan Krause / FAL 1.3 This FAL-licensed photo was selected as Wikimedia Commons’ 2013 Picture of the Year. Like CC Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA), the Free Art License (FAL 1.3) is a copyleft license, meaning that it requires licensees to share their adaptations under the […]

Ανοικτό κάλεσμα για συμμετοχη στην διοργάνωση του 3ου Φεστιβαλ των Κοινών στο Ηράκλειο Κρήτης

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Η Οργανωτική Ομάδα του 2ου Φεστιβάλ των Κοινών σας προσκαλεί στη συνάντηση που θα γίνει την Παρασκευή 24 Οκτωβρίου στις 19:00 στην αίθουσα Περτσαλίδη του  Εργατικού Κέντρου Ηρακλείου. Το Φεστιβάλ των Κοινών αποτελεί μια πρωτοβουλία για την προώθηση της ελεύθερης γνώσης και της ομότιμης συνεργασίας για τη δημιουργία και τη διαχείριση των κοινών. Φέτος θέλουμε να ξανα-διοργανώσουμε για τρίτη συνεχή Continue Reading

Google stelt 750 iconen vrij onder Creative Commons-licentie

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Het Google Material Design-project heeft vorige week 750 iconen vrij gemaakt voor hergebruik. Ze hebben de iconen opgesteld met de Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen.  Dit wil zeggen dat de afbeeldingen gebruikt kunnen worden voor alle doeleinden, zolang de bron vermeld wordt en de iconen in nieuwe werken ook CC BY-SA blijven. Google geeft aan dat ze ontworpen zijn […]

創用CC影展--台大場 今晚登場!

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今晚除了會一起看這部剛出爐的紀錄片The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 外,也邀請到中華民國視覺藝術聯盟理事長駱麗真老師,以及台灣師範大學媒體素養研究中心主任陳炳宏老師,分別從視覺創作、媒體角度來分享他們對於自由文化的觀點。 本場活動雖然辦在台灣大學, 但不限學生參加,只要有興趣,無須報名,歡迎一同共襄盛舉, 不過座位有限,敬請提早入場,以免向隅。 歡迎大家一起來看電影,認識自由文化,共度充實的週二夜~ (圖:CC BY 4.0 陳慧潔) 2014-10-21T02:07:56Z emyleo

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