April 5, 2005
So Glenn Otis Brown has announced that he is leaving Creative Commons, and, in his last days there, he is writing a wonderful series of posts about his experience. In particular, he’s providing deserved praise for his fellow fantastic Commoners. Glenn deserves plenty of praise, too, and, though I only worked briefly with him, let me say the following.
I have always found it a bit strange, or at least incomplete, to hear Creative Commons described as Larry Lessig’s – his baby, his brainchild. Whether you knew it or not, Glenn was on the ground, 36 hours a day, putting the vision into effect. He gave himself up completely to this project, and witnessing that was inspirational for me. Not to take anything away from Lessig or the other amazing CC team members, but Creative Commons would not be where it is today without Glenn.
He’s also quite generous and funny and a terrific boss. Sad to see him leave CC, but I’m glad that, as he said, he’ll still be part of the CC effort in some form.