New CC Licence Chooser (beta)

CCUK contributor, May 25th, 2012

Creative Commons(CC) has been working on a new Licence Chooser and would like to hear your views as detailed in the email (below) from Cable Green, @cgreen CC’s Director of Global Learning

From: Cable Green
Sent: 24 May 2012 21:26
Subject: New CC License Chooser (beta)

Greetings Open Friends:

Creative Commons (CC) has been working on a rewrite of its licence chooser.

There are a number of problems with the existing chooser that have caused the rewrite.  The most notable problem is a common misconception that the license chooser is a registration process – which it is not.
The new chooser approaches that problem with a different UI design. CC’s goal is for the license chooser to both be clear and simple, and to function better as an educational tool.  For example, NC and ND are not free culture licenses.  That is apparent in the new chooser via interactivity, whereas it is not clear in the existing license chooser.

You can find the new license chooser on our staging site: http://staging.creativecommons.org/choose/

You can read more about the motivations behind this project here: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Interactive_license_chooser

CC is hoping to replace the old license chooser with the new interactive chooser in approximately two weeks.  The CC Technology team will be iterating on the new chooser after it goes live, as there are additional features desired but are out of the scope of the first iteration.

If you have any suggestions for adjustments and/or features, please e-mail Jonathan Palecek: jonathan@creativecommons.org

Please keep in mind that beyond design changes and interactivity, features not already present in the old chooser are out of scope for implementation in this first iteration on the new chooser. Suggestions for new features will be logged and considered after this first iteration is launched.

Kudos to Jonathan Palecek and the entire CC Technology and Legal teams for creating an improved and easier to use CC license chooser!

We are eager to hear your comments.

Most gratefully,

Cable

Cable Green, PhD
Director of Global LearningCreative Commons
http://creativecommons.org/education
http://twitter.com/cgreen

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