Common Knowledge

Just a quick hat tip to our new president, who understands that Creative Commons is a nice way to be a good citizen on the Web. He’s shared his election night candid set on Flickr under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. That means any of you who want to make copies or derivative works are free to do so, as long as you don’t sell the works, give credit where credit is due, and release your own derivatives under the same license.

This is a small step, but an important one. The very fact that our president understands that 1) the existing copyright system and the web aren’t harmonized and 2) Creative Commons exists to address that dissonance…well, that makes me happy.