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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

First Swedish dissertation with a CC license

Mathias Klang has written the first doctoral dissertation in Sweden to be licensed and distributed under a Creative Commons license.  He'll defend it on October 2.  Klang is the Project Lead for Creative Commons Sweden.  (Thanks to the CC blog.)

PS:   For historians, I believe the first doctoral dissertation anywhere to use a CC license was by Oleg Evnin at Caltech (successfully defended May 26, 2006). 

Update. Theo Andrew writes that there are a number of CC-licensed ETDs at the U of Edinburgh and that the earliest seems to be by Magnus Hagdorn, submitted on March 4, 2004. I'm glad to be corrected and welcome pointers to any earlier examples.