Build licensing into web content applications
As the custodians of pre-eminent publishing platforms, developers of blog, wiki, and CMS communities have the opportunity and responsibility to take the lead on an important social justice issue that threatens culture, creativity, and democracy.
It is critically important - to the future of culture and creativity - that the IP of content be precisely managed. Content whose ownership rights need to be protected should be distinguished from content for which the owners choose to waive some of those rights. The continuum of rights assignment should be carefully considered on any CMS. When it comes to license metadata, the sweet spot for assignment is at the point of content creation. This means CMS platforms are in a unique position (with a unique responsibility) to provide the tools for license assignment.
Interestingly, good CC support should also translate into business opportunities within the NGO sector that many of these tools target. If they have a compelling CC story, we have yet another differentiator between us and the commercial vendors, one which demonstrates synergy and ideological alignment between our community and many of the organizations that service providors are pitching and the communities that can help spread the gospel of a participatory internet. The feature can become yet another good reason, perhaps a deciding one, for choosing these tools.
creativecommons.org has built sdk's, license selection wizards, and defined human, and machine readable formats for license information to be embedded in content. See their developers section for details.
- CcMixter, a web-based social media sharing community
- Mediawiki, is the core wiki technology which powers this wiki and Wikipedia
- Plone CC support and the proposal to add it to the core.
- Also see list of existing applications
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