Our third #CCquest is upon us. Join us and our fellow creative commoners on twitter via the #CCquest hashtag.

Quest Number 3

What value do Creative Commons licensed works add to your work or personal endeavors? Often we think of the benefits as money saved for people who, instead of using a creative commons licensed work, have instead purchased a textbook, rights to an image, or some other type of digital resource.

But there are other gains from sharing, right?

You may have created something you wouldn’t have imagined without the previous work of a creative commoner, or you may have had one of your own creations amplified and improved as a result of your willingness to share.

What is a non-monetary benefit you have received from sharing under Creative Commons? How has sharing your own works, or others sharing their work under an open license impacted you personally? professionally?

We want to hear your stories! And help spread the word by retweeting and tagging others in twitter by name.

Featured image credit: Thank you to @bryanmmathers http://bryanmathers.com/ for his continued support of our quests through his artwork! He shares it with all of us via a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license.

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Olga Belikov is a teacher, learner, instruction technology grad student, instructional designer, and Bob Dylan enthusiast. She is working on the instructional design of the certification.


  1. Sharing your work makes you a part of a community. It introduces you to people, helps you make connections with people all around the world, and allows your work to have an impact greater than it would if you locked it down.

    Adding an open licence makes it clear and explicit what you are doing. It makes it clear that you are prepared to share, and are ready to see it fly.

    I write (a bit) on my blog. Sonetimes I make music. Neither of these are a job, or a requirement. I do it for the joy of creating and the joy of sharing. Things I’ve done have ended up in all kinds of places due to my initial willingness to be open. I’ve had the opportunity to write in sone fascinating settings – even if what I end up writing there cannot (unfortunately) be open, the ethos that got it there in the first place remains so.

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