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I am a big fan of Creative Commons licenses. In their own words: 'Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity', if you have not heard of them go to https://creativecommons.org/ for more information. When ever possible I use Creative Commons licenses on my own work rather than a copyright license and try (not always successfully) to persuade others to do the same, you can read a Creative Commons review of 2016 at https://stateof.creativecommons.org/.'This year, we’re highlighting “impact stories” — the human impacts of the global projects that benefit from CC. Quantitative data still matters (this is an annual report, after all!) but the commons is more than the numbers. We will demonstrate how the resources, culture, and openness of the commons make everyone’s lives better. This year’s State of the Commons shows how collaboration and gratitude drive the commons and its communities, and explores the creative possibilities of sharing and the personal connections between creators around the world as they invite each other into a shared community.The commons is a collective act on a global scale, in a world where increasingly the things we built together are being dismantled. Never has the need for access to knowledge and culture felt so urgent, so valuable, and so vital. We need the commons, its ethos, and its contributors more than ever, and we’re grateful to those who are helping us build it.'I have already admitted to being a fan but this is inspiring stuff and I look forward to seeing a review of 2017.
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