Obama Goes Creative Commons

2. December, 2008

If you’ve been living under a stone for the past few months, the next president of the USA, Barack Obama, had his team build a web site where he shares his thoughts, ideas and plans. That is itself probably constitutes a revolution but it gets better: You can talk to these guys. Or rather send them your ideas, hopes and worries. And it seems these really count. I mean, how much better can it get?

It can: The site and all content is under the Create Commons license CC-BY which basically means the content is free as long as you say where you got it from (read the license for details). Amazing 🙂

Thanks for the nice Christmas present, Mr. Soon-President! It really makes me happy to know that there is finally someone who gets the Internet.

Links: Lawrence Lessig’s Blob (he’s the inventor of CC, just in case).


Stackoverflow: Reputation over 1000 :)

2. December, 2008

Just a tiny post to cheer the fact that my reputation on Stackoverflow.com has transcended 1,000. Yay!