The Magnes Collection - Digital Assets under Creative Commons Licence

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

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"The Judah L. Magnes museum is a museum of art and history focused on the Jewish experience located in Berkeley, California. Since late 2007 the museum has been posting their digital assets both on their website and on their Flickr account. On Flickr, all of the high resolution images are licensed under our [Creative Commons] Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. [...]

Recently, the museum has been blogging at their opensource blog, but you can also check out all of their collections on their Flickr account here. As more and more cultural institutions come online, it is important to recognize those that understand the value in sharing their assets, so congratulations to The Magnes for taking the lead!"

The Magnes museum also runs the, so-called, opensource blog, where this wonderfull quotation could be found:

"An open source religion would work the same way as open source software development: it is not kept secret or mysterious at all. Everyone contributes to the codes we use to comprehend our place in the universe. We allow our religion to evolve based on the active participation of its people... We come to realize that the writings and ideas of Judaism are not set in stone, but invitations to inquire, challenge, and evolve. Together, as a community, we define Judaism as the ongoing resolution of our individual sensibilities." (Douglass Rushkoff, Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism)

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