Microsoft teams with Creative Commons

How different are things now that Bill Gates at Microsoft has made his symbolic hand-off of power? Microsoft tonight announced a new partnership with Creative Commons, the organization dedicated to providing content producers a legal alternative to “all rights reserved” copyright law, to offer a new tool for easy insertion of Creative Commons licenses into works created with Microsoft Office.

For more info and background on Creative Commons, check out this interview I did off-site several months ago with the organization’s CTO, Mike Linksvayer.