[okfn-discuss] CC Zero

Mr. Puneet Kishor punkish at eidesis.org
Wed Feb 4 13:02:54 UTC 2009

Greetings all,

Per Thinh's announcement below, I too am very happy to pass on to you  
information about the availability of CC0 for use and adoption. After  
more than a year of gestation, it is ready to rumble, I hope.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Thinh Nguyen <thinh at creativecommons.org>
> Date: February 3, 2009 12:49:58 PM EST
> ..
> Subject: CC0  Private Announcement
> Dear Friends of Science Commons:
> I'm delighted to let you know that CC0
> (http://creativecommons.org/about/cc0) has been completed and is  
> ready for
> implementation. We are making this private announcement at this time  
> only to
> our collaborators and potential early adopters, to give them time to
> evaluate the tool and to implement it.
> As you know, the concept for CC0 arose from our meeting in October  
> 2007 at
> the Sorbonne in Paris. As a participant in that conference, your  
> ideas and
> suggestions played a key and vital role in shaping our thinking  
> about how to
> share data and databases, which ultimately lead to the development  
> of CC0. I
> hope that you can be proud of the ultimate result.
> CC0 is only the first installment of a two-part plan. With CC0, we  
> intend to
> provide a simple, easy-to-use tool that data providers can use to  
> waive or
> "quitclaim" any rights that they may have in data, including  
> copyright and
> database rights. As a follow-up to CC0, we are working on an  
> assertion tool
> that can be used to mark data that's already in the public domain,  
> but this
> is a more complicated task, so we are releasing CC0--the waiver
> component--first.
> I hope that you will take some time to look at CC0 by following the  
> link
> above. We invite your feedback, and if you know of anyone who might be
> interested in CC0 or who might want to be an early adopter, please  
> feel free
> to let them know that CC0 is available or put them in touch with us.
> Once again, thank you for your contribution to the success of this  
> effort.
> We look forward to your continued involvement and participation as  
> we roll
> out this project.
> Best Regards,
> Thinh Nguyen
> Counsel, Science Commons

Puneet Kishor http://www.punkish.org/
Nelson Institute, UW-Madison http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/
Charter Member, Open Source Geospatial Foundation http://www.osgeo.org/
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