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Alex Gakuru

Alex is an activist for openness and transparency and consumer empowerment. He discovered that Creative Commons responded well to his content aspirations on the belief that while “content is king” really, “context rules” as dictated by the creators and/or if with consumers’ contribution. His job entails strengthening, widening and deepening Creative Commons’ embrace across Africa.

He serves as Africa Representative- ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency, Council Member – Free and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Chair – Broadcasting Content Advisory Council, CCK (converged state regulator), ED- CODE-IP Trust, Kenyan non-profit catalysing enabling environment for local content development and its intellectual property protection. Consultant on ICT solutions, computer programming and digital content development.

Gakuru enjoys creative company; programmers, movie makers, artistes, artists, poets, bloggers, writers and publishers and others, and frequently contributes on technology to various media outlets. He enjoys reading, listening to music and swimming.

Posts by Alex Gakuru

CC Search Redesign Beta


Today we’ve released a new CC content search interface on our Labs site for an initial live beta, testing some interface variations, before completely replacing our current search UI. Why are we changing it? Many of you use and love, judging by actual use and tweets about the service. After four years of the…

CC Press Kit Relaunched


We are pleased to announce a brand new Press Kit page. Based on user requests and feedback, we have completely redesigned it to make it easier for you to find and use specific CC graphics. As before, all graphics are available in various formats for any purpose, including large format transparent PNGs — which work…


Open Culture

Creative Commons International is working with Dharmniti Law Office, ChangeFusion Institute, and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) to create Thailand jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons Licenses (CCL) and promote CCL and free culture of copyrighted work in Thai society. More details of the collaboration can be found at Creative Commons Thailand project…



Creative Commons is working with Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) and D&N International to create Vietnam jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses. CC Vietnam List Project Lead: The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Dr. Lynne McNamara, Acting Executive Director Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Country Director Mr. Tu Ngo, IT and Data Manager Legal Project Lead: D&N…