Projects/Creative Commons

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As Canada has slightly different copyright law we may be able to host more / different content than the USA. If this is significant or not to make it worth doing I do not know.--Doc James 01:11, 26 March 2011 (EDT)

During the conference I had some discussions about this idea over coffee with other chapter reps and committee members. Apparently, this idea has been discussed in the past. It was suggested, that if we were to consider a project like this, that we should acquire approval from the broader Wikimedia community before proceeding. 04:15, 26 March 2011 (EDT)
It's something we can and should do, but any hasty action will raise a shitstorm of controversy. How we handle the Wikilivres issue will be critical to our credibility. Because it is an already existing project that happens to be in danger, a lot, but not all, of the controversy can be avoided. After that we probably need to focus on themes that are very Canadian. Eclecticology 14:18, 26 March 2011 (EDT)

FYI, as of April 2012, Creative Commons Canada has been re-formed by 3 leading institutions, University of Ottawa's Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), University of Athabasca and BCcampus (where I work). It is in the early stages and is currently looking around for some small funding sources and things like advisory boards and potential projects too. Also, version 4.0 of the Creative Commons license is about to be released, one of the goals of which were to create a license that no longer required localization. Given differences in national laws, it will be interesting to see how this plays out, but that is one of the stated goals. In any case, seemed a good idea to connect these two projects. Scott Leslie 12:45, 16 July 2012 (EDT)