OPEN SOURCE is growing by leaps and bounds. The World Bank has shifted to Creative Commons. The White House is making the Shift. Glaxo-Kline Smith has given their malaria data a CC license. And I have had an open source poetry for children site CC’d as well:


It’s important to read the license agreement. Can you share it? Use it in a classroom? Do you need to give the author’s name? What should attribution look like? Attribution for my children’s poems, if used anywhere should read “Tess.” Can I see the work? The creative commons license should be available and easy to read.

You can contribute to this OPEN SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE as well. That’s why the internet is ours. Let’s use it for the greater good. If you have photos at Flickr consider a creative commons license. Artwork. Music, Essays. Information. Share alike.

Oh, I almost forgot: Here’s my Creative Commons License for the blog (only my work is so licensed):


Creative Commons License
Library in Search of…. by tess is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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