What I really want to know here is why the people who are doing this have chosen a CC license instead of one generally recommended for software, so my goal is to find interesting places to go see why.

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Also I'm mostly interested in the main license suite (BY, BY-SA, etc.) rather than CC0, but all answers welcome.

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Where are some places/communities you see CC licenses being used on software? (Other than Stack Overflow, which is the first one I think of.)

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FWIW, I spent most of yesterday the sort of tired that usually accompanies a cold but without the sniffles, and today I feel maybe slightly tired but basically fine.

No evidence of any good pedal effects but I haven't tried to practice singing yet today either.

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Dire Straits, "Money For Nothing"... on barrel organ.

Just go with me on this one.


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mediawiki has this feature where you can thank people for edits, and i think this is a signal i wish more software sent.

Delighted to say I'm consulting with Creative Commons on license stewardship issues. I'm sure I'll have specific asks in the near future but for now I'd love to be pointed to interesting conversations and scholarship…or to hear the questions and grievances you've been saving up.

I started to make an image but decided it wasn't funny. Then I opened the graphics editor for something else and saw it again, and liked it more. So now it has to inhabit your brain too.

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This ~12" lizard did not seem happy about my presence with the weedwhacker.

(Not pictured: same lizard hissing at me when it emerged from the taller grass.)

If that was too peaceful for your taste, please enjoy this doe stomping off a buck that was hanging around her baby: youtube.com/watch?v=L1vQWvZ7W5

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Happy Saturday. Please enjoy these tiny fawns bouncing around the backyard.


Just misread "Hubble Extreme Deep Field Image" as "Hubble Extreme Deep Fried Image" and now I really need to see one of those.

(LB: So delighted to see one of my favorite people honored--who has not only been studying (and participating in!) digital communities for a long time but is a great mentor to new scholars too.)

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Awesome news! I received a CAREER award from NSF
to support new work to understand the relationship between community lifecycles and governance in a range of digital public goods. I'm excited, grateful, daunted, and grateful. Here's my department's writeup: com.uw.edu/post/benjamin-mako-

(also I am trying to be brave enough to sing in non-choir settings :-P)

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"Come to me, Grief, for ever" by William Byrd. Meant for voice and viols, but I didn't have any viols, so I used bassoons. (I know, I could have played modern strings, but Renaissance music on bassoons is great.) Recorded for last Saturday's Opus Project.



It is my friend Cathy's birthday, and also World IP Day. She asked for an IP-themed cake for yesterday's (video) party...

(ICYMI, there was a case over a parody of Oh, The Places You'll Go last year.)

my name is Cow
and wen its gray
or wen the fog
sits on the way
befor the hoomans
get too far -
i blok the rode.

i lik the car.


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