The world has experienced an explosion of openness. Creative Commons began providing licenses for the open sharing of content only a decade ago. Now more than 400 million CC-licensed works are available on the Internet. The Power of Open collects the stories of those creators who have created CC-licensed works. Sharing becoming a default standard for the many works that were previously made available only under the all-rights-reserved framework. The writers hope that The Power of Open inspires you to examine and embrace the practice of open licensing.