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CCZA in the news

Recently I was asked to do a interview for VodaCom on my experiences volunteering. As the CC network is almost entirely built on the passion of 100′s of volunteers dedicating their valuable time (me being one of those 100′s) I spoke mostly on my experiences with Creative Commons.   To check out the interview please go to the VodaCom website.   We...

CC-BRAAI-SA

CC is 10 years old! Come help us celebrate 10 year of openness. Please join us and WikiAfrica for a year-end braai, #CC10 celebrations and a brief talk by Nick Wiltshire with SAHRA speak on the importance of open culture on heritage.   Lots to celebrate this year - WikiAfrica successfully reaching 32,500+ contributions to...
Wikipedian in Residence in Africa

Wikipedian in Residence in Africa

    The first will facilitate the WikiAfrica Cameroon Project at doual’art in Cameroon. The other will be based with WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre in Cape Town, and will concentrate on assisting, training and supporting the content partners that are part of WikiAfrica’s Share Your Knowledge project. A Wikipedian in Residence is an experienced...
5 days left for Wiki Loves Monuments

5 days left for Wiki Loves Monuments

A month-long international photographic competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, kicked off in South Africa 1st September and finishes September 30th. Members of the public are encouraged to celebrate South Africa’s living heritage by taking photographs of heritage sites (including buildings, sites of struggle and memory, graves, monuments, archaeological sites, etc.) and uploading them either via mobile or their...
CC your Instagram

CC your Instagram

Now  you can apply CC licences to your Instagram pics. We’re blown away by i-am-cc.org a new program that allows you to easily apply CC licences to your Instagram’s. Started by Philip Neustrom @philipn co-founder of Local Wiki  with 629 users this morning (and counting) it looks like it’s set to make a major impact on open culture.   Here...
Warsaw: Global Summit

Warsaw: Global Summit

Some highlights from the 2011 Creative Commons Global Summit   First save up your bandwidth for 40min of amazing tunes from the Usta Concert Global Party at the Zacheta Art Gallery. [videofile]http://blip.tv/problematyka/usta-concert-at-cc-summit-2011-global-party-zachęta-art-gallery-5567139[/videofile] Berglind Osk Bergsdottir: Global Summit Recap She has some great quotes from the conference “Websites or only our tools, creative innovation is the...
When Patents Attack!

When Patents Attack!

  One of my favourite podcasts is This American Life (TAL) from National Public Radio in the US. It’s a one-hour weekly radio show hosted by the charming and highly crush worthily Ira Glass. Recently TAL dedicated an entire episode to patents. Or more accurately to the disruptive nature of patents and patent trolls. US Patents were originally intended to support...

Ted Talks we love: or how Chris Brown made it back to itunes top 10

We watch a lot of TED. The reason we all can watch a lot of TED is because TED licences their videos under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.  I can’t imagine a world without TEDTalks. My education would have stopped the moment I took off the square cap and gown, there would be a lot less discussion at...