November 29th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., more than 40 new or veteran CC volunteers and people concerned with CC movements gathered together in Law School of Renmin University to have a face-to-face brainstorm with Creative Commons China Mainland project team on CC-related issues. Participants are from various institutions and organizations including Renmin University of China, Tsinghua University, China University of Political Science and Law, and Beijing Opensource User Group. The event marks the launch of CC Clinic Program.


Since its establishment, Creative Commons China Mainland has held a variety of salon events, which have done excellent promotion for CC concept in the public, CC licensing options among authors and the popularity of CC movement itself. But this is the very first time of volunteers’ salon. It is intended to strengthen the communication between CC volunteers, and to develop more volunteers in people willing to contribute to the project.

At the beginning of the event, CC China Mainland project lead, Prof. Chunyan Wang from Law School of Renmin University gave an introduction to the history of Creative Commons China Mainland, allowing the audience a deeper understanding of CC project, its licenses and current situation in China.

Then He Xiaolin presented a slideshow of images showing all events held by the project team since the release of CC China Mainland version: the CC Salons, CC Global Birthday Party, the two widely publicized CC photography contests, International symposium on Common Use Licensing for Scientific Literature and Data 2009, Knowledge Sharing and Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Forum on Cultural Promotion of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the interactive events between CC China Mainland and CC International.

Then afterwards, Project Manager Zhu Handong made an introduction of the year-end event: Remix & Share: CC Art Show, and invited volunteers to participate. The invitation received enthusiastic response. Then Liu Ping showed CCQ magazine to the audience. The magazine serves as a promotion platform for the project, designed to carry Creative Commons from “online” cyber world to the offline lives. Until now, there have been four CCQ magazines published, setting a lively and quite perceivable image for CC project, as it used to be seemingly complicated for common people. Unlike regular publications, CCQ is the teamwork of all volunteers. Its open team structure enables everyone to be its journalist or editor. The participants were so intensely interested and they volunteered to its acquisitioning and processing work eagerly.

Shu Jianwei and Yuan Zhiyong, Formal CC volunteers, shared with the participants their stories and gaining with CC. Volunteers and guests responded overwhelmingly and expressed their ideas.

The subsequent brainstorm is on the facilitation of CC open-copyright concept to legal share of knowledge resources by the society. Participants also offered constructive suggestions and ideas for the development of CC project: new ideas and new columns for CCQ magazine, sustainable promotion plan based on CC’s target and communication platform ideas for volunteers. In the end, all volunteers, new or veteran, extended their best wishes to Creative Commons.

现场的志愿者会后 与会者合影

This salon marks the launch of CC Clinic Program. In this program, CC China Mainland will rearrange the existing volunteer group and establish a relatively fixed team, to better support the upcoming activities, such as the exhibition Remix and Share – CC Art Show. In future, Creative Commons China Mainland will organize more communication activities for volunteers, to further promote CC licenses and its concept: Share, remix, reuse – legally.