Creative Commons Creative Commons offers a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors and artists. We have built upon the "all rights reserved" of traditional copyright to create a voluntary "some rights reserved"
copyright. We're a nonprofit. All of our tools are free.
Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure is a non-profit association registered in several European countries, which is dedicated to the spread of data processing literacy. FFII supports the development of public information goods based on copyright, free competition, open standards.
Groklaw Treats legal aspects of SCO vs. IBM and Linux case: news, extensive analyses, big story archive.
Internet Archive The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the
nosoftwarepatents.com Copyright protects authors but doesn't hurt any honest person. Patents, in contrast, are 20-year monopolies that the government grants on broad and general ideas. Patents are potential weapons against all of us.
Open Law Openlaw is an experiment in crafting legal argument in an open forum. With your assistance, we will develop arguments, draft pleadings, and edit briefs in public, online. Non-lawyers and lawyers alike are invited to join the process by adding thoughts to the "brainstorm" outlines, drafting and commenting on drafts in progress, and suggesting reference sources. Building on the model of open source software, we are working from the hypothesis that an open development process best harnesses the distributed resources of the Internet community.
Open Source Initiative (OSI) Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to
managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the
community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program.
Save Orphan Works The US Copyright Office is asking the public to comment on whether problems raised by "orphan works" require a solution, and what that solution might look like. We've been talking about this problem here for a while. Now we're going to use this space to help you convince the CO to save orphan works!
The Cathedral and the Bazaar This directory gives access to almost all of the contents of Eric Steven Raymond's evolving book, The Cathedral and the Bazaar.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) FSF's mission to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to defend the rights of Free Software users.