While we rightfully celebrate when major organizations like The Met openly license their collections it’s also worth highlighting the imapct of individuals who choose to put their own work in the commons.
For this quest we ask that you find someone in your field of work or interest area who has shared their work under Creative Commons. Conduct an interview with them about their experience and publish it as a video or an audio (make sure they grant permission) that is itself, of course, openly licensed. Or you can share your own story.
Some suggested points to consider:
- Ask about the work itself, where did it come from, what was the context it was created for.
- Why did the person choose to release it under Creative Commons?
- What impact, if any came of sharing it?
- What advice would they give to others in their field for sharing?
Example for "CC Personal Stories of Sharing":