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Duke Free Culture (or Free Culture @ Duke)

About Duke Free Culture


Current Actions

Brainstorming Ideas

  • Blackboard to OSS?
  • Distribute OSS CDs -- use budget?
  • Encourage CC licenses
  • Encourage profs to use CC
  • iPod
  • Petitions
  • Reciprocal--free cds, gmail accounts, food?

To Do List

  • Setup Mailing list with OIT
  • Recruitment of leaders from various groups/backgrounds
  • WXDU
  • DukePass
  • Chronicle
  • OIT


Minutes of Meetings




Duke Free Culture Constitution September 2004

Article I: Purpose

    The purpose of Duke Free Culture is twofold. First, to encourage a bottom-up, participatory culture by promoting the creation of open content, the use of materials in the public domain, and the use of technology in the creation, communication, and collaboration of culture and

ideas. Second, to organize political activism to protect this free culture through just laws. Article II: Membership

    Membership in Duke Free Culture is open to all students, faculty, and staff of Duke University with an interest and commitment to these issues and/or our aims.

Article III: Structure

    Duke Free Culture will be led by a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Faculty Advisor, and committee chairs. The primary work and decisions of the group will be delegated to

committees. Duke Free Culture will maintain close ties with the international FreeCulture.Org organization. Officers(except committee chairs) will be elected each semester in September and January. Article IV: Meetings

    Duke Free Culture will hold bi-weekly meetings to discuss current events in the Free Culture Movement, brainstorm ideas, and plan actions.  Committees will meet more frequently. Officers have the power to call regular and special meetings. Occasionally, meetings could be

held online in lieu of a physical space. Article V: Amendments

    Amendments to this Constitution can be proposed at any time and approved by a 2/3 vote when a quorum of at least ten members is present at an official meeting.

Article VI: Ratification

    This Constitution will become valid upon receiving the signatures of

ten members.