This morning, you get two random things and a question, because that’s what I’ve been thinking about in relation to the blog.
First, I’ve been thinking about the whole Creative Commons thing. I’ve been putting the loosest Creative Commons restrictions on my stitch pattern posts in an attempt to help show that I don’t mind if people use the stitch patterns in their work. The restriction in question simply asks people to attribute the work to me (because that’s how Creative Commons works).
The thing is that this doesn’t really match up with US copyright law (as I understand it) about things like stitch patterns. The part of my blog posts that are covered by copyright or Creative Commons are the words and the illustrations. If a designer uses the stitch pattern, but writes their own instructions or makes their own charts, they have the freedom to do that without attribution.
So, I think I’m going to stop putting the Creative Commons notices on future stitch patterns, and will try to think of an appropriate note to add at the bottom. I would very much appreciate getting credit, especially since I’m putting the stitch patterns out there for free, but I won’t get upset if designers use the stitch patterns without attribution.
Second, I just want to give you a heads up that sometime in the next month or so, I’ll be moving my blog to my own website. The design and transfer are still in the works, but it’s getting closer. Keep an eye out so you can update your RSS feeds or email subscriptions.
Finally, the question. I’ve been trying to think of a list of what I consider to be “geek holidays” for a project. Here’s the ones I’ve come up with: Pie Day (3/14), May the Fourth, Ada Lovelace Day, and Talk Like a Pirate day. Anything else come to mind?