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October 2008 Archives

On my way to Jordan to speak at the Talal Abu Ghazaleh College of Business »

I'm in Toronto on my way to Amman, Jordan. I'll be speaking at 11 AM on Wednesday the 29th of October, 2008 at the Talal Abu Ghazaleh College of Business / Jordanian German University. I'll be talking about Creative Commons followed by a panel discussing including our Jordanian CC country lead Ziad. Look forward to seeing everyone there and thanks to everyone on the Abu Ghazaleh team for organizing this....

DotAsia and Creative Commons Join Forces to Foster Creativity and Sharing in Asia »

Press Release The creativity of Asia's people will be supported and shared thanks to a new long-term strategic collaboration between the DotAsia Organisation and Creative Commons (CC). DotAsia, the not-for-profit registry operator for the ".Asia" Internet top-level domain, plans to commit US$100,000 to Creative Commons in support of its cause, outreach and community efforts in Asia. In addition, DotAsia will contribute time and effort into assisting in the coordination of events, activities of CC's regional chapters and various other socio-technical initiatives, such as a next generation copyright registry project. The collaboration will be announced by the CEO of Creative Commons,...

Creative Commons Hong Kong Launch »

Heading over to Hong Kong today for the Creative Commons Hong Kong launch. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Creative Commons Hong KongCreative Commons Hong Kong Launch NEW!!! The Detailed Programme is now available. Special Guests: Creative Commons Founder Lawrence Lessig and Chief Executive Officer Joichi Ito 25 October 2008 (Saturday) HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity 2:00 to 3:30pm: Launch & Main Programme Noon to 2 p.m and 3:30 to 6pm: Festival Activities Details | Registration Public Lecture by Professor Lawrence Lessig "Free Culture and Free Society: Can the West Love Both?" The Inaugural Lee Shu Pui...

New Context Conference 2008 »

We're doing our annual Digital Garage New Context Conference again November 5, 6. If you're in Tokyo, please come. It will be fun and it's free. The English program is now available. Fumi's BlogWe are holding The New Context Conference 2008 again this year, and it's admission free! Please check out the website, register and be there to meet all the cool folks! This year's theme is "Open Business Network - Backbone of the internet venture business –".*****Basic Info*****Dates: November 5th and 6th, 2008Venue: Ebisu Garden Hall/Room, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo*****11/5 Program*****==10:00-11:00 Keynote by Reid Hoffman== “How LinkedIn and Facebook are developing...

Larry's Book Party October 29 »

So sorry I'm going to miss this. (I'll be in Jordan.) If you're in San Francisco, you shouldn't miss this book release party for Larry's new book. Stanford CISStart: Oct 29 2008 - 6:30pm Description: Join us as we Celebrate the Release of Professor Larry Lessig's new Book! Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy purchase at amazon Reception 6:30pm Program 7:00pm Free and open to the public! Location W Hotel 181 Third Street San Francisco, CA United States See map: Yahoo! Maps...

Creative Commons 2008 fundraising campaign »

We've just officially launched our 2008 fund raising campaign at Creative Commons. It's a really tough time to be raising money and I realize many people are worried about their own finances, but that's why we need your support more than ever. I really believe that we've reached a critical moment in the adoption of Creative Commons and that all of the pieces are coming together. We are making huge strides in Science, Education and Culture in both the legal and technical specifications for the interoperability that allows frictionless sharing. The impact on all sectors will be huge and...

A Shared Culture »

Creative Commons WebsiteWe were fortunate to have renowned filmmaker Jesse Dylan (director of the Emmy Award-winning "Yes We Can" video) offer to create a short film explaining the ideas behind Creative Commons. He interviewed CC board members Hal Abelson, James Boyle, Joi Ito, Michael Carroll, Lawrence Lessig, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, Eric Saltzman, Jimmy Wales, and Laurie Racine and used the results as the basis for this terrific piece, entitled A Shared - Culture. Download A Shared Culture is available in several formats: Quicktime (web) Ogg Theora (HD) Original (755mb .torrent) License Creative Commons License A Shared Culture by...

Sequoia Capital on startups and the economic downturn »

Sequoia Capital on startups and the economic downturnView SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: depression recession) Sequoia Capital sent this to their CEO's. It's a good presentation and hope all of the CEOs of my companies will take a look at it too. I think it's important not to panic and remember that some of the best companies are made during tough time. Most of the best companies that I invested in were founded during the bottom of the last downturn. I think from an investor perspective, it's periods like there where we get to see how entrepreneurs handle...

Martti Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize »

Martti Ahtisaari, Marko's father, just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Martti "is a former President of Finland (1994-2000) and a United Nations diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. Ahtisaari's most recent appointment was as UN Special Envoy at the Kosovo status process negotiations, aimed at resolving a long-running dispute in Kosovo which declared its independence from Serbia in 2008." (Wikipedia) Marko is an old friend that I've known and worked with for many years and have had the opportunity to meet his father Martti on several occasions. I was always impressed by Martti's strong, patient and...

XDR -TB »

The photographs I thought you should see these photographs. They're both powerful and moving. They highlight the awful disease XDR -TB, a new and deadly form of tuberculosis that is threatening to become a global pandemic. By viewing and passing on this link we can help to spread awareness, which is the first step to halting the disease. XDRTB.ORG (http://www.xdrtb.org/) (As background, the photographs were taken by leading photojournalist James Nachtwey and were 'unveiled' on October 3rd, 2008 in more than 50 cities on seven continents as a deliberate attempt to highlight this new danger faced by the world.)...
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