Great news on the Creative Commons front:
Yahoo!, whose metabolic rate of innovation has been goosed into overdrive by Google, last night release a Creative Commons search engine. Larry Lessig, CC supremo (and Wired columnist), describes his meetings with them and why they turned out to be so productive:
They had, imho, precisely the right vision of a future net. Not a platform for delivering whatever, but instead a platform for communities to develop. With the acquisition of Flickr, the step into blogging and now this tool to locate the welcome mats spread across the net, that vision begins to turn real.
To which all I can add is: Thanks, Yahoo! Way to be very not evil.
By the way, I've recently changed my own CC license. I had assumed the right one for this blog was the non-commercial license, but after discussion with David Hornik, I realized that I really don't want to stop people from using material on this site commercially, I just want them to credit me as the source. So I've switched to a "BY: 2.0" license. It's on my About page.