This list was created to show that consciously waiving the copyrights to your work can lead to amazing things.
The two requirements to be on the list are…
- The work needs to have an article on Wikipedia to be considered notable.
- A reference needs to be provided that shows the creator explicitly choosing to waive the work’s copyright.
If you know any works that should be added to the list, please leave a comment.
The World Wide Web was dedicated by Tim Berners-Lee on April 30, 1993.
reference: Ten Years Public Domain for the Original Web Software
SQLite was dedicated by Richard Hipp on September 20, 2001.
reference: Dr Richard Hipp, Geek of the Week
S5 was dedicated by Eric Meyer on July 28, 2005.
reference: S5 1.1
LibriVox was dedicated by Hugh McGuire on August 10, 2005.
reference: why public domain and not creative commons?
Public.Resource.Org was dedicated by Carl Malamud on August 17, 2007.
reference: Public Domain Spotlight: Public.Resource.Org
Microformats were dedicated by Tantek Çelik on December 27, 2007.
reference: Making open standards as open as possible
The Online Books Page was dedicated by John Mark Ockerbloom on January 1, 2008.
reference: The Online Books Page: Copyrights and Licenses
The Zen Habits blog was dedicated by Leo Babauta on January 7, 2008.
reference: Open Source Blogging: Feel Free to Steal My Content
The Personal Genome Project was released by George Church and Jason Bobe on March 11th, 2009.
reference: CC0 Spotlight: Personal Genome Project