Back at Wikimania in 2006 I met Larry Lessig. This Stanford professor has done more than most people to insure free access to knowledge (a founding goal of this blog). One of his top accomplishments was the founding of Creative Commons. This organization allows for "open sourcing" of ideas. Anyhow, Professor Lessig has decided to take on new challenges (corruption in Washington DC). If you've never heard of Larry Lessig or Creative Commons take a few moments to either:
- Download (w/o charge) Mr. Lessig's book: The Future of Ideas
- Watch Mr. Lessig's last lecture on this topic, Free Culture
If your job has anything to do with eCommerce or the web, you will be doing yourself a major disservice by not accessing these resources. Whether you agree of not with Professor Lessig, you need to understand his point of view.