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CC-SG no more?

Posted on: April 6, 2018

 
About a week ago, I received an email from the Public Lead of Creative Commons (CC) Singapore.

The email was in part a thank-you and a notification. I have been involved in CC-SG’s efforts by helping out in an event, promoting it in my former workplace, and creating edu-works shared under CC. So I appreciated the word of thanks.

However, there was some bad news. How else might you interpret “the current CC-SG team has been voluntarily dissolved”?

The email came with a longer explanation as to why the CC-SG team was going away. The details are in this blog entry, Invitation to Join CC Global Network; Notice of Termination of MOU or Affiliate Agreement.

The short version is that the overall restructuring of CC internationally necessitated the dissolution of the CC-SG team. There move seems aligned to a trend I noticed over the last few years — the removal of country-specific CC licenses.

This document points to a Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN), but I am not sure if this negates the need for country-specific teams.

The reorganisation of CC is in transition in 2018 and I do not know when the dust will settle. The six different CC licenses remain valid and operate as they always have.

I wonder (and worry) about who takes the lead locally and who interested parties here might connect with to learn more about CC. I do not think we have a critical mass or enough momentum in terms of CC here.

I recall being asked to provide advice for an event about open and CC licenses not too long ago. Back then I simply connected two groups of people.

There are two Cs in CC. For now, it seems odd that one C is missing with the dissolution of the local chapter.

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