Birthday Party 2006

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This is the general planning space for a December 2006 event home-based in San Francisco, CA, but synchronized with other CC Partys around the world, all throwing a party to celebrate Creative Commons' 4th birthday.



Anyone interested in and already who knows the young Creative Commons anywhere in the world.


A birthday party for Creative Commons for all of the friends, users, developer and soon-to-be friends of Creative Commons. There will be drinks, music, videos and so much fun. Also, the event will be coordinated with other CC Birthday Party's in hopes of having a continuous birthday celebratino and synchronization to light up the blogosphere, explore CC-licensed content, and to meet up with friends.


Friday, December 15, 2006, 9 PM - 2 AM

(NOTE: The wed, DEC 13 sf salon is cancelled to make way for this party!)


At a venue of your choosing in different locations. For example, for San Francisco, Songbird loft space in the Mission, SF, CA, USA

Please see the #Parties section below to add your party!


To celebrate Creative Commons birthday for the young Creative Commons and all of its friends in the global community, but in local meetings.


This will be executed by Creative Commons staff, affiliates, the community and partners, like Songbird.

Invitation Text: Finalize Tuesday, Nov 21

Creative Commons Turns Four!

Please join us on Friday, December 15, 2006, from 9pm until 2am, to celebrate Creative Commons' birthday!

Raise a glass and toast the four years that CC has worked to promote and enable a participatory culture. CC's big day is being hosted by the good people at Songbird – the supercool open source media player that's taking the Web by storm.

Songbird is located at 777 Florida Street, Suite 300 in San Francisco, CA. The entrance is on 20th Street.

There will be an open bar, courtesy of Cooley Godward Kronish. There will also be a Special CC Birthday Brew, available for five dollars a bottle, courtesy of the "Free" Beer guys of Superflex.

Music will be provided by DJs Aus, Deckard, and Ooonce Oonce.

Since we're in the midst of our annual fundraising campaign, we'll be asking for a small donation at the door. Please contribute whatever you can to show that you support CC's work.

The details: What: Creative Commons Turns Four! When: Friday, December 15, 2006, 9pm until 2am Where: Songbird – 777 Florida Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA

Please RSVP to by December 8th as space is limited.


Milestone 1 - Planning Meeting 1

  • (DONE) Monday, October 30 - Pre-planning questions: Sharon, Melissa, Jen
  • (DONE) Thursday, November 2 - CC/Sb intro call: Rob, Sharon, Mike, Eric, Melissa, Jen, Jon
  • (DONE) Send out email to CC affiliates about the event and call for participation

Milestone 2 - Planning Meeting 2

  • (DONE) SUN/MON NOV 19/20 for first blog about (what it is, how to link up, make clear path to b-day)
  • Blog once a week about bday until event (and day of heavy)
  • (DONE) Get songbird's list of DJs (melissa)
  • (DONE) CC to provide one dj (before large PR) - Maria (oonceoonce) (jon)
  • (DONE) Get a primary MC for the night - we will get Glenn (jon)
  • Large PR ready for Eric on TUES NOV 28
  • Send out PR to affiliates on SUN DEC 3
  • Send out to press outlets on MON DEC 4
  • SUN/MON NOV 19/20 - Specific Invite List OUT
  • Plan out who is Speaking
    • Melissa and/or another special guest (Joi = no, haven't heard back from Jimmy, Larry will be in Portugal)
    • (DONE) Host for the evening, Glenn Otis Brown with other special guests John Buckman (new CC board member / Magnatune), Superflex "Free Beer" project

Milestone 3 - Day of the event

  • MONDAY DEC 11 - drinks situation taken care of (MELISSA + SHARON)
    • 3-4 kegs + wine + liquor
    • free beer from Superflex guys?
  • WED DEC 13 - Prepare Schwag
    • free schwag - flyers, stickers, buttons, media kits
    • t-shirt sales - to be discussed (minimal, if any at all)
    • laptop for PayPal-ing?
    • bring microphone
  • MONDAY DEC 11 - donations strategy decided
    • tip jar
    • right at door
    • straight out ask (pass the hat)
    • big donors? how to get there, and connect them in?


San Francisco


  • Project Leader
    • Alek Tarkowski
  • Location
    • TBD
  • Time
    • TBD

Mainland China

  • Project Leader
    • Chunyan Wang
  • Location
    • TBD
  • Time
    • TBD


  • Project Leader
    • TBD
  • Location
    • TBD
  • Time
    • TBD


  • Project Leader
    • TBD
  • Location
    • TBD
  • Time
    • TBD

Add Your City Here

Fill in the TBD entries

  • Project Leader
    • TBD
  • Location
    • TBD
  • Time
    • TBD

External Links

  • Songbird - Company that is helping us with this event.