Date claimer: Creative Commons for You, and for Government


Can’t get enough of CC? We will be making our way down to Canberra in about a month, so make sure you mark it in your diaries!

A free public seminar on the topic CC for You, and for Government, will be presented by Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Neale Hooper and Cheryl Foong on Friday, 4 November 2011, 9.00am – 3.30pm at National Library of Australia (Theatre at Lower ground floor), Parkes Place, ACT.

We want to make this event meaningful for you. If you have encountered any practical or operational issues in your personal or working environments, please contact Cheryl Foong at [email protected]. We will do our best to accomodate your interests.

For more details, updates and to RSVP, please visit the event page.

Brian Fitzgerald appointed to CC Board


We are very pleased to highlight that CC Australia co-project lead Professor Brian Fitzgerald has recently been appointed as a new Director of the CC corporation and member of the Board.

Brian’s appointment is a product of the first Affiliate Recommendation Process for Board Candidates. It was announced publicly at the CC Global Summit, and online on the CC blog by Chair Joi Ito yesterday.

Credits—Photo:Brian Fitzgerald by Joi Ito, licensed under CC BY 2.0 Generic.

Open Government Data Camp

The Open Government Data Conference is coming up this Friday, with an impressive line-up of speakers.

The Conference will be followed by an Open Government Data Camp from 4pm-6pm at the same venue. We have updated the event program with a list of Data Camp participants, including:

Anthony Baxter (Google Australia, Crisis Response)
Keitha Booth (Programme Leader, NZ Open Government Data and Information Programme)

Full program for Open Government Data Conference now available

We previously announced that the Open Government Data Conference was to be held Friday, 23 September 2011, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

The full conference program is now available at the event page.

This free full-day event has been extended to include an Open Government Data Camp from 4pm-5pm, which will showcase several Open Government case studies.