This month the Austin Creative Commons group will discuss the Health Commons and begin to look at Open Source movies.
Jon Lebkowsky of Social Web Strategies and the e-Patients Group will talk about the democratization of medical knowledge, participatory medicine, and the recent launch of the Health Commons, potentially "a virtual marketplace or ecosystem where participants share data, knowledge, materials and services to accelerate research."
Anyone with questions about Creative Commons can attend and we'll try to answer any questions or discuss aspects of CC licensing. For a quick video overview of Creative Commons, see:
We will also look at Bug Buck Bunny, the latest movie made with Open Source software Blender. This short animated film releases all of it's assets and content under Creative Commons (CC-BY).
We will meet at Cafe Caffeine on Wednesday, June 18th starting at 7:30.
Creative Commons is a an easy licensing method used by artists, musicians and writers worldwide to allow others to use their work according to a set of guidelines you select, including control over any profits. It increases the creativity and profile of those who share in the licenses.
The CC Salon is a monthly event focused on building a community of artists and developers around Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology. Come each month to meet others who license using Creative Commons technology or work with technology implement it. We try to have presenters, but also openly discuss other CC issues.
We are also looking for artists or presenters who might want to show their work or offer some insight to the commons.
If you're interested in presenting or want more information, e-mail:
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Let us know you're coming.