Movement

  • CREATIVE COMMONS: https://creativecommons.org/
    Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
  • ICOMMONS: http://icommons.org/
    iCommons is a registered UK charity that promotes collaboration among proponents of open education, access to knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world. Incubated by Creative Commons, iCommons advocates for the adoption of the tools, models and practice that facilitate universal participation in the cultural and knowledge domains.
  • OPENSOURCE: http://www.opensource.org/
    The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation with global scope formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community. Great place for information on different open source licenses.
  • PUBLIC DOMAIN WORKS: http://publicdomainworks.net
    The Public Domain Works DB is an open registry of artistic works that are in the public domain. It is currently focused on books and sound recordings. (no downloads, only registry)
  • SAFE CREATIVE: http://en.safecreative.net/about/
    Safe Creative is the first copyright registry that informs about copyrights allowing rights holders to manage their rights in the Digital Era. When registering a work, Safe Creative provides information, security and also self-management of copyrights.

MUSIC COMMUNITY:

  • COLOGNE COMMONS: http://cologne-commons.de/
    Yearly German conference & festival of digital culture (site in German). The site contains its own free to download compilations of the best in free music.
  • FUTURE OF MUSIC: http://futureofmusic.org/
    Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.

SCIENCE & RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

  • MIT LIBRARIES: http://info-libraries.mit.edu/scholarly/
    MIT Libraries offers a local version of the Scholarís Copyright Addendum Engine, created by Creative Commons as a means of simplifying the process of implementing an addendum to retain scholarly rights when publishing (also provides information on open data).
  • NSDL: http://www.nsdl.org/
    NSDL’s mission is to provide quality digital resources to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education community, both formal and informal, institutional and individual.
  • SCHOLARíS COPYRIGHT PROJECT: http://sciencecommons.org/projects/publishing/
    In the Scholarís Copyright Project, Science Commons develops tools and resources for expanding and enhancing open access (OA) to published research and data. People behind the project believe that knowledge-sharing systems and formats based on the paper metaphor block innovation, and that open access is prerequisite for finding new ways to reap the value of the vast amounts of public research now being produced.

EDUCATION COMMUNITY:

SOFTWARE & TECH COMMUNITY:

  • FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION: http://www.gnu.org.in/updates?set_language=en
    The FSF promotes the development and use of free software and free documentation. In particular, FSF promotes the GNU operating system, used widely today in its GNU/Linux variant, based on the Linux kernel developed by Linus Torvalds. Good website for discussion and information on open source software movement.
  • OPEN SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE: http://fsfe.org/about/basics/freesoftware.en.html
    Free Software Foundation Europe is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society. Good website for discussion and information on open source software movement.