July 16, 2009

Socialbrite developer releases CC plug-in

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JD LasicaLast month, when Socialbrite launched, we announced that our developer — Buenos Aires tech guru Esteban Glas — had crafted a Creative Commons plug-in that woud allow users of WordPress blogs to use different CC licenses for each post on the site.

On Wednesday Esteban released WP-License Plugin Reloaded to the WordPress community, and already others have discovered it in the WordPress plug-in directory and have begun to use it. Here’s Esteban’s announcement on his blog:

Part of the work I’ve been doing with JD Lasica for his Socialbrite project (yes, there is an irony in the fact that a careless, sarcastic SoB teamed up with a caring, polite and nice guy such as JD) included creating a Creative Commons plugin. I’m quite proud to say that I’ve released the plugin for the public in version 0.1.1.

It is based on the amazing Job by Nathan R. Yergler and his WP-Licencse Plugin.

What WP-license Reloaded does is allowing per-post licensing. This is particularly helpful for multiple author blogs and sites.

This plugin is in its early stages. For the future I have planned:

  • Defaulting licenses (on a per blog and per author basis)
  • Bulk Updating licienses (for older posts)
  • I18n of the plugin.
  • Anything else you might suggest and that I find cool enough to implement.

I’ve always thought that copyright (the traditional one) is a big halt to human and knowledge progress. Now I can lie to myself and think I made some progress by unleashing this plugin to the public.

Feel free to add suggestions in the comments.

JD Lasica, founder and former editor of Socialbrite, is co-founder of Cruiseable. Contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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