Creative Commons Sampling

/. pointed me to Wired's release of a CD with the next magazine (I hope it comes w/ my issue) of Creative Common Songs. This includes songs by such good groups as My Morning Jacket, whom I recently got introduced to at the benefit Dave Matthews Band concert at the Palace.

I'm in huge favor of this kind of 'open-sourcing' of creative works. It helps get people involved with creative endeavors without having to know how to play a bunch of instruments/film/photograph. This is similar to the open competition to re-edit and provide a sound-track for a test plane crash which realized some good efforts.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.