“Collaboration, sharing, and cooperation are a driving force for human evolution. Creative Commoners have known this fact all along, and recently there has been a flurry of new research to explain why. We are hardwired for sharing. Harvard professor on evolutionary dynamics Martin Nowak calls it the essential “snuggle for survival” — evidence that sharing is not just a selfless act. Sharing has concurrent and lasting benefits, multiplied for the giver, the receiver, and communities at large.” – Ryan Merkley – CEO, Creative Commons (CC).
One of the major highlights of the 2015 State of the Commons report is that CC licensed works now stand at whooping 1.1 billion growing from under 200 million in 2006. This remarkable achievement highlights that CC and its suite of licenses are the global standard for legal sharing, embedded in major content platforms from Wikimedia and adopted by governments from the White House to our very own Kenyan government led by state institutions like NCLR and KECOBO.