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How our CC license spawned a world class
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JER IS AN EARTHLING WEB DEVELOPER
• Communications Studies at Concordia
University.
• HTML+CSS since 2003
• Montreal WordPress Organizer
• Code & Design for GlobalVoices
“THAT’S ALL OVER,
YOU NEEDTO
LET GO.”
- IAIN COOK
WHY CREATIVE COMMONS?
SINCE 2004
• Founded in 2005 by
Rebecca Mackinnon
and Ethan Zuckerman
• Incorporated in the
Netherlands 2008
• ~4000 contributors
over 11 years
“THE WORLD ISTALKING,
AREYOU LISTENING?”
“CITIZEN MEDIA STORIES
FROM AROUNDTHE WORLD”
“ALL CONTENT CREATED BY GLOBAL
VOICES IS PUBLISHED UNDER A CREATIVE
COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-ONLY LICENSE.
YOU ARE FREETO SHARE, REPUBLISH,
TRANSLATE OR REMIX OUR STORIES SO
LONG ASYOU ATTRIBUTE AND LINKTO
GLOBALVOICES ANDTHE AUTHOR CLEARLY
ASTHE ORIGINAL SOURCE.”
GOALS ❤ CC-BY
• Create content collectively ✅
• Disseminate stories widely ✅
• Encourage researchers to use our data ✅
• Incorporate free multimedia ✅
CC-BY = PARTNERS
PARTNERSHIPS
• We want them to use our content
• They will pay for our unique perspectives
• Action-oriented organizations want content and
want it spread widely
• Republishers increase reach enormously
• They ask permission anyway
GROWING A COMMUNITY
• Make it easy to contribute
• Delegate leadership
• Show appreciation
• Value-driven decisionmaking
• Real-life meetings
• Meet people where they’re at
THE COMMONS:
BACK AND FORTH FOREVER
94k stories
125k translations
10 years of free culture!
HELP
• Read and share our global stories
• Write about the local perspectives around you
• Translate stories so everyone can read them
• Donate to help our mission continue
GLOBALVOICES.ORG
How our CC license spawned a world class
translation community and never slowed us down
http://jeremyclarke.org • @jeremyclarke
Download these slides:
http://slideshare.net/jeremyclarke
Creative Commons Share Alike
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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globalvoices.org - How our CC license spawned a world class translation community and never slowed us down

  • 1. GLOBALVOICES.ORG How our CC license spawned a world class translation community and never slowed us down http://jeremyclarke.org • @jeremyclarke Download these slides: http://slideshare.net/jeremyclarke Creative Commons Share Alike http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
  • 2. JER IS AN EARTHLING WEB DEVELOPER • Communications Studies at Concordia University. • HTML+CSS since 2003 • Montreal WordPress Organizer • Code & Design for GlobalVoices
  • 3. “THAT’S ALL OVER, YOU NEEDTO LET GO.” - IAIN COOK WHY CREATIVE COMMONS?
  • 5. • Founded in 2005 by Rebecca Mackinnon and Ethan Zuckerman • Incorporated in the Netherlands 2008 • ~4000 contributors over 11 years
  • 7. “CITIZEN MEDIA STORIES FROM AROUNDTHE WORLD”
  • 8.
  • 9. “ALL CONTENT CREATED BY GLOBAL VOICES IS PUBLISHED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-ONLY LICENSE. YOU ARE FREETO SHARE, REPUBLISH, TRANSLATE OR REMIX OUR STORIES SO LONG ASYOU ATTRIBUTE AND LINKTO GLOBALVOICES ANDTHE AUTHOR CLEARLY ASTHE ORIGINAL SOURCE.”
  • 10. GOALS ❤ CC-BY • Create content collectively ✅ • Disseminate stories widely ✅ • Encourage researchers to use our data ✅ • Incorporate free multimedia ✅
  • 11.
  • 13. PARTNERSHIPS • We want them to use our content • They will pay for our unique perspectives • Action-oriented organizations want content and want it spread widely • Republishers increase reach enormously • They ask permission anyway
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16.
  • 17.
  • 18. GROWING A COMMUNITY • Make it easy to contribute • Delegate leadership • Show appreciation • Value-driven decisionmaking • Real-life meetings • Meet people where they’re at
  • 19. THE COMMONS: BACK AND FORTH FOREVER 94k stories 125k translations
  • 20. 10 years of free culture!
  • 21. HELP • Read and share our global stories • Write about the local perspectives around you • Translate stories so everyone can read them • Donate to help our mission continue
  • 22. GLOBALVOICES.ORG How our CC license spawned a world class translation community and never slowed us down http://jeremyclarke.org • @jeremyclarke Download these slides: http://slideshare.net/jeremyclarke Creative Commons Share Alike http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/