Photo: ‘wave goodbye‘ by Michael (mx5tx)As excited as we are about our double-whammy of announcements—the new website and the Creative Commons roadshows—we have another one to make. It is with mixed feelings that we announce that long-term staffer, Jessica Coates, has moved on. Of course we are sad to see her go, but we are also very excited for her as she embarks on a new opportunity in a new city.

Jessica played a crucial role with the Creative Commons Australia project over the past four years. Apart from responding to innumerable public inquiries and presenting countless talks on CC, Jessica passionately pursued the uptake of CC licences in the education and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sectors in Australia. She authored a number of articles and reports about CC, not to mention most of the posts on the blog and spent countless hours coordinating our efforts on the Version 3.0 Australian CC licences.

She came to the project with a keen interest in promoting new models of copyright management and  her commitment did not waiver. Jessica’s contributions to Creative Commons in Australian and internationally have helped to build new and exciting approaches to creativity, culture and business. Her presence in the Creative Commons community will be sorely missed. We are sure the whole community worldwide will join with us in wishing Jessica the best of luck in her future endeavours.

It has been a pleasure working with you.

– Prof Brian Fitzgerald and Elliott Bledsoe and all the ccAustralia team past and present

Credits—Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘wave goodbye‘ by Michael (mx5tx), CC BY 2.0 Generic.

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