Because of the important work Creative Commons accomplished over the past year, Google has decided again to donate $30,000 to their cause. Here's an update on some of the awesome work they've been doing:
  • ccHost, the engine that powers ccMixter, developed further support for more media types (audio, video, image, text). It also won the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for "Best Open Source Solution" in August 2006.

  • ccPublisher can connect to other media repositories (such as the Internet Archive), and has been localized.

  • Creative Commons established an open source developer's community, a portal for discussion lists, projects and challenges that focus on the standards and technology that support the Creative Commons licenses.

  • From January 2006 to July 2006, CC license linkbacks grew from 40,000,000 to 140,000,000, indicating a near exponential growth in CC license adoption.