The Power of Open – the Creative Commons Annual Campaign

This week marked the official launch of the 2011 Creative Commons Annual Campaign! Please join our friends at CC in powering the future of openness! This year, they’re offering a limited teal edition of the CC “I love to share” t-shirt to everyone who donates $50 or more (until supplies run out). For those who donate $300 or more, in addition to the t-shirt, we are offering beautiful hard copy editions of The Power of Open, stories of creators sharing knowledge, art, and data using Creative Commons. The world is experiencing an explosion of openness. From artists inviting creative collaboration to governments around the world requiring publicly funded works be available to everyone, the spirit and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results.

Creative Commons relies on donations to build and constantly improve the technical and legal tools that enable openness to flourish. The future of openness is bright, but ensuring that future requires urgent and sustained effort. CC is continuing to improve the usefulness of their licenses and helping even more artists, institutions and governments share their works. They are reaching a critical mass and need your support now more than ever.

What you can do to help:
Help share the power of open!  Spread the word in the following ways:
Add a widget or button to your blog or website from
Tell your friends and family about the campaign! Tweet this post. Reblog it under CC BY.
Add a link to the campaign in your email signature: “Please donate to the CC Annual Campaign, going on now!
Retweet us throughout the campaign!

CC is a nonprofit organization that is very happy to provide our tools and services for free, and want to remain that way!

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