This month the Austin Creative Commons group will discuss the Open Library project with one of the participating developers.
David Strauss, is the co-founder of Four Kitchen Studios and That Other Paper. ThatOtherPaper.com is a local paper which produces all of its content under Creative Commons licensing. David will be discussing his involvement in the Open Library project, which explains itself as "One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty, but achievable, goal." www.openlibrary.org
Anyone with questions about Creative Commons can attend and we'll try to answer any questions or discuss aspects of CC licensing.
As time permits, we will also have a discussion on a recent "orphan works" law introduced to Congress. I will also have some copies of Cory Doctorow's "Print Crime", a Creative Commons work of fiction, and a few DVDs of recent large musical and sound works recently released to the public.
We will meet at Cafe Caffeine on Wednesday, May 21st starting at 7:30.
Creative Commons is a an easy licensing method used by artists, musicians and writers worldwide to allow others to use their work according to a set of guidelines you select, including control over any profits. It increases the creativity and profile of those who share in the licenses.
The CC Salon is a monthly event focused on building a community of artists and developers around Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology. Come each month to meet others who license using Creative Commons technology or work with technology implement it. We try to have presenters, but also openly discuss other CC issues.
We are also looking for artists or presenters who might want to show their work or offer some insight to the commons.
If you're interested in presenting or want more information, e-mail:
Group Discussion List:
Official Website: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Austin_Salon
Added by drapetomaniac on May 16, 2008