The plenary session was animated by Cable Green and Paul Stacey, both now of Creative Commons, the sponsor of the conference.
Creative Commons vision statement
Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research and education, full participation in culture — to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity.
Creative Commons is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary. They are about to come out with Version 4.0 of Creative Commons License. More info about the draft version is available at http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/32157,
The new version will focus on Internationalization. The intent is to collaborate with other countries to make the standard license more universal so that other countries don’t have to ‘port’ the license. It will also include database rights for the first time. There will also be support of Intergovernmental Organization User needs.
For Educators there will be easier compliance for teachers and students.
Creative Commons is also partnering with the School of Open, P2PU.org, to help people learn more about Open initiatives. See schoolofopen.org
Another initiative Creative Commons is working on is the Open Professionals Education Network Services. It focuses on open ed resources with a focus on low-skilled folks. Details at open4us.org.
The last and, in my view the most important intiative is the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative. The goal is to make better search engine results for OERs. For more info on this topic, see schema.org
The entire presentation is available online at http://bit.ly/ccideas.