CC Global Summit and ATLAS Open Data&Tools

Credit: ArturoS, creating the CC presentation. April 15th, 2017

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

With a network of staff, board, and affiliates around the world, Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardised way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice.


Credit: CC introduction video. January 13th, 2016

What is Creative Commons Global Summit 2017?

It was their biannual conference in order to:

(From that this year had ~250 participants.

To define sharing and the Commons for our generation

  • What pressing challenges and/or threats does the Commons currently face?
  • What issues need the network’s focus and support in the next two years, particularly given our shift in focus toward meaningful human collaboration?
  • How do we strengthen, expand, and celebrate our ties to the creators of the culture that makes the Commons visible and real to people?

To shift the focus to people, moving beyond licenses to enhance collaboration and sharing

  • Shift to a truly networked and open collaborative model
  • Shift focus to people of the Commons over content of the Commons
  • Shift beyond license adoption to include Commons collaboration and sharing

To discuss the future of the Creative Commons network and grow the CC movement

  • We will discuss and reach consensus on the new network strategy and structure proposed by the Network Strategy Steering Committee
  • We will establish collaborative tracks that allow anyone to join the conversation
  • We will invite creators and users to actively participate and engage with issues that go beyond content licensing

The complete program is here:

Why was ATLAS Open Data&Tools -and I- at the Creative Commons Summit 2017?
Code joke!

Because we have a conversation that ended up in an interview for the CC blog: Making data and tools available for the world to see: Arturo Sanchez of CERN on why ATLAS uses cc0 data

After that, we keep contact to share our experiences and learn from the CC community how effectively use the licenses and in general on how the Open Education is done outside in the “outside World” in sync with the ATLAS Data Access Policy. And in my case, the educational project.

ATLAS Collaboration: ATLAS OpenData intro, September 2nd, 2016.

What I did?

Presentation about the ATLAS Open Data&Tools efforts and plans + the CEVALE2VE case in Open Education

We would like to share our experiences in Outreaching High Energy Physics (HEP) around the World. The largest collaboration of the largest scientific experiment in the World look for ways to share their public data and software with students all over, reaching university professors, high school teachers, students and science lovers through a Web platform and social media. At the same time, a group of Venezuelans teach physics and data analysis from Europe to Latin American countries using public, free and open source tech, data & tools.

Welcome slide for the presentation, April 28th, 2017 & CC Summit session:

It was a review of the different presentations and works done in the past ~year:

Credit: ATLAS OpenData portal, New “live-paper” idea using latest JS ROOT web visualisation
Credit: ATLAS OpenData project, Soon to come ROOT + Jupyter notebook analysis examples

Messy Market

André from CC Portugal, part of the team in charge of the Messy Market at the CC Global Summit 2017 was de coordinator of this small setup:

  • The Messy Market was Saturday (29), from 4pm to 6pm
  • The first 40 minutes were occupied with flash presentations:
  • Two minutes on stage (not a second more :) and four or less slides
  • After your presentation we were back to the tables
My very simple setup at the Messy Market… with my business cards too

Interview for a Documentary

“My name is Jason Schmitt. I am a professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, …

…I received a grant to create a documentary on open access and global culture entitled, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

I am contacting you to see if you might have interest in speaking with me on camera… during the Creative Commons Global Summit …?”

Credit: Jason Schmitt, professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. For a documentary on open access and global culture entitled, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Take some books

A guide to sharing your knowledge and creativity with the world, and sustaining your operation while you do. By Paul Stacey and Sarah Hinchliff Pearson ( Licensed CC BY-SA

Credit: Sebastian ter Burg: ( with Ryan Merkley, CC CEO | Credit: ArturoS. Books at the Summit, ready to go. The idea is to give one book per Library that I can visit this year.

What need to be done?

  • Study more about the CC License
  • Be more active in other Education Communities like Open Educational Resources of Commons
  • To contact the people that was interested in the resources and the stories
  • Continue working in more educational resources and let the community knows about it
  • Keep an eye on how other teams around the World are doing education and outreach. Very different collaboration tools
  • Share our resources into their repositories. Be indexed!

This is a modified version of my paper for the ATLAS Outreach May 2017.