Tagged : creative commons

20 Jun

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading in Doha

by Brian Wesolowski

Do you believe in the power of ideas to change the world? If yes, you probably love TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Most of you have probably watched a TED video online by now. They feature leading thinkers (many of whom are just normal people) sharing their ideas on pretty much […]

10 May

Creative Commons Qatar is Coming!

by Brian Wesolowski

Can you feel the excitement? Yes, it’s true. Qatar is about to welcome an official affiliate of Creative Commons (CC) to the country. In February, ictQATAR signed a formal MOU with Creative Commons to serve as the host organization for the affiliate and on May 31, 2011 Creative Commons Qatar will hold its official launch […]

30 Jan

Al Jazeera Makes Photos and Footage from Egypt Available Under Creative Commons

by Brian Wesolowski

Like so many people here in Qatar, I was glued to the Internet and television over the weekend watching the events unfold across Egypt. At times, information coming out seemed very sporadic. Updates were sparse, especially when it appeared as though Internet was cut in places and, of course, social media sites were blocked. Resourceful […]

29 Nov

Give Orphan Works a Loving Home

by Brian Wesolowski

Likely sitting in a dusty storage room somewhere in Doha are reels of film from the Qatar’s past 50 years. In another storage room there are probably equally dusty tapes from radio broadcasts chronicling events such as Qatar’s independence, the rapid growth in the country, political changes and the unique Qatari view on world events. […]