As announced on the CC SA blog, I have accepted the nomination to take over as Project Lead for Creative Commons South Africa. My primary objectives in this role are to develop knowledge, awareness and use of Creative Commons licenses in South Africa, to nurture the growing CC community here, and to help co-ordinate the development of up-to-date versions of the license.

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to legally build upon and share. It does this by offering a range of free licenses, which offer as much or as little protection as a person wants for their work.

This facilitates the sharing, remixing and pass-along of creative works like pictures, videos, writing and music which so many of us in the online space want, and need. This video explains it well:

I have big shoes to fill in this role. Heather Ford, executive director of iCommons, has done an absolutely outstanding job during her tenure as CC SA project lead. If I can do even half as well as her then we can look forward to an more creatively accommodating web environment in South Africa.
AuthorDave Duarte