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Affiliate Team Roadmap

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  • Timespan of this roadmap:

Team information

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  • Affiliated institutions:

IPANDETEC - Instituto Panameño de Derecho y Nuevas Tecnologías

Fundación Panameña de Tecnologías Libres - PANTEC

  • Complete list of all members of the Affiliate Team, their roles, and field(s) of expertise

Main members

Lia P. Hernández Pérez: public lead, lawyer

is suitable lawyer in Panama and Spain, specialized in IT Law and Information Technology Law, and also she has been teaching at several universities in the area. Currently, besides being a Legal Consultant for issues related to Information Technology rights and communication (ICT), she is highly motivated with innovation and entrepreneurship, through the incorporation of companies for entrepreneurs and personal data protection and protection of their creations from the point of view of intellectual, industrial property and computer law.

Mónica J. Mora: public lead, engineer

Engineer with a master's degree in the area of technological innovation . She has worked for more than six years as a project coordinator in the area of knowledge management , with a focus on education and technology. Long time free knowledge advocate , she is member of the local Free and Open Source Software Community Floss-PA ( She also contributes to Wikimedia projects and has organized events such as Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012 and 2013.

Alejandro Pérez: tech team member

Electronic Engineer and Free Software and Open Source advocate in the Republic of Panama. Funding member of the Fedora community in Panama and the nonprofit association Floss-Pa. He is a seasoned system administrator and programmer and has the technical expertise needed in the team.

  • Date of earliest MOU in jurisdiction

Not applicable

  • Self-Identified Region(s), i.e. Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Arab world:

Latin America

    • Why do you identify yourself as being part of the listed region(s)?

Geography (Central America) and language (Spanish)


  • Why is Creative Commons important for the jurisdiction?

In our country there is a generalized thought that if something is on the Internet, it can be used freely without attribution or any other compensation to the authors. We see CC as a tool to create awareness about online authoring among artists, creators, academics, musicians and any person that uses and/or create a work and the possibilities that opens CC licensing for sharing, expanding and build upon their work.

  • What do you think makes a successful jurisdiction project?

An active community of creators using CC licenses. Panama chapter recognized in the country as authority in the area of intellectual property.

  • How do you see the jurisdiction project contributing to the CC Affiliate Network?

Sharing experiences and collaborating with the CC affiliate network in regional proposals. Also, helping new groups to become affiliate chapters. Since April 2015 we are participating with Central America CC chapters in the creation of a bimonthly bulletin about Free Knowledge and Culture.


  • Describe the communities that are currently active in the project.

We are part of these communities:


Fundación Panameña de Tecnologías Libres

These organizations work in Panama to promote topics such as Free Software, Free Knowledge, Digital Rights and organize events periodically, such as the Software Freedom Day, release parties, hackathons, talks and others.

  • Describe the communities (existing or new) that you plan to focus on during the timeframe covered by this roadmap?

Public and private universities: to promote the use of CC within the academia (academic publications, thesis and others)

NGOs and groups that create educational content: doing talks and seminars directed towards these groups with the aim of motivating them to use CC licences for the content they produce.

Priority Goals

  • What are the three most important focus areas on which the Affiliate Team will work during this time period? Please consider community building and adoption goals among your priorities.

1. Focus-area: Outreach


1- Promote the use of CC licenses through talks and seminars with cultural institutions and NGOs in the country. We organized a tour of five informative talks within December 2014 and March 2015 in different places within Panama city. There were approximately 70 participants in total.

2- Create the CC Panama website. We see it as a tool to expose our work and promote local and international CC activities. Also, as a window to showcase local CC uses.

2. Focus-area: meetings and alliances


1- Organize meetings with NGOs and other public institutions to promote CC licenses and give them ideas on how to incorporate CC policies within their organizations. Also, explore opportunities for funding through local or external organizations to make these ideas a reality.

2- Create alliances with universities to promote the adoption of CC licences and Open Access policies for their publications.

3. Focus-area: licensing CC days

Goal 1- Organize licensing workshops directed to people that produce creative works and don't know how to apply CC licenses to their creations.

Project Outputs

  • Detail tangible project outputs (e.g., events, papers, blog posts, video/films, etc.) for each focus area including an expected date of completion. See also Timeline.


CC Tour Panama 2014-2015

  • Coworking PTY: December, 2014
  • Fundharte: January 5th, 2015
  • Casa del Soldado: January 22th, 2015
  • Instituto Neoarte: March 18th, 2015
  • Casco Station: April 1st, 2015


Local CC licensed works

  • We are compiling a list of CC licensed works here

Meetings and alliances

Meetings with

  • University of Panama
  • Technological University of Panama
  • Latina University

Jornadas de licenciamiento Creative Commons

Prepare at least one licensing day in 2015.


Please consider using trackable statistics (such as web traffic or number of license adoptions) when applicable, but only if meaningful.

  • How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 1?

Participants in outreach events

Social media and website statistics (number of visits, engagement with posts, etc)

  • How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 2?

Number of meetings with NGOs and academic institutions

Number of agreements signed for specific purposes with NGOs and institutions

  • How will you measure and evaluate your impact on focus-area 3?

Participants in licensing days

Number of works licensed with CC during the event

Resources Required


  • What human resources or expertise must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals?

People with technical skills: to create and maintain the local CC affiliate website and assessment on technological tools to promote and facilitate the use of CC licenses.

Likewise, people with abilities to organize and give outreach talks/seminars/workshops about CC

Finally, creators such as artists, writers, photographers, academics, musicians, students and others that can be ambassadors of the local CC movement by using CC licenses in their works and encouraging others to see CC licenses as a viable alternative to "all rights reserved".

  • How will you involve these people?

Technical people: we are part of PANTEC foundation ( Floss-PA] and this group is supporting us with the technical requirements of the CC affiliate chapter.

Our two public leaders have worked actively since the end of 2014 in outreach activities and alliances, such as the one with the local volunteer platform Ponte en Algo.

Finally, we want to increase the number of local users of CC licences (artists, creators, others) through our CC days.


  • What technology resources must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals?

There is some money needed to cover the initial costs of domain and hosting for the website of the local CC chapter but is not an issue. Also, we have the support of the local foundation PANTEC Floss-PA

    • How will you obtain these technology resources?

We plan to cover ourselves the costs of hosting and domain initially.


  • What material resources must the team seek out or add to your existing resources, if any, in order to achieve your priority goals?

We need printed material about CC (handouts) to give away in talks and presentations.

  • How will you obtain these material resources?

Asking for volunteers. IPANDETEC, one of the affiliate institutions of CC, have an alliance with Ponte en Algo a network that connects volunteers and social/education/other causes.

Sustainability and Scalability

  • How will you ensure your goals will be completed if unforeseen circumstances interrupt the project, such as changes in the leadership of the project or outputs taking longer to complete than anticipated?

The best we can do if this happens is to be prepared. In our case we have a team of people that can assume different roles within the chapter in case someone can not continue to participate. Regarding to projects, the strategy can be to split the project into parts and/or reformulate it to reduce the number of activities to the minumum feasible.

  • How will you communicate the project's on-going progress and setbacks within the jurisdiction and the CC Affiliate Network? (e.g. email list updates, meetings, press releases)

Mailing lists Monthly meetings Social media (facebook and twitter)

  • How will you document the project so that others may replicate or learn from your efforts?

Using a wiki (e.g. mediawiki)


  • Please have a look at other roadmaps.
    • How could the jurisdiction's plans help drive or support other jurisdictions' activities?
    • What are other jurisdictions doing that might support or contribute to the project?
  • Would you be interested in mentoring new jurisdiction teams?

Sure, we can share our experience with other teams.

  • Conversely, would you be interested in having a mentor from a more experienced jurisdiction team?

Yes, we had the opportunity to participate in a regional CC meeting in 2014 in El Salvador where we met chapters with years of work. It will be interesting to have one of them as mentor.


  • Suggest three possible projects on which you can collaborate with other teams on a regional level. If you are not yet involved with the regional network, please contact the regional spokesperson (if any) or notify CC HQ to put you in touch with others.

We are currently working with CC affiliate chapters in Central America in the creation of an online bimonthly bulletin that will cover topics related to Free Culture and Free Knowledge, with content produced by members of these chapters.

  • How do you plan to contribute to these projects?

CC Panama affiliate chapter will be in charge of the editorial work on one issue of the online bulletin.


  • In what language(s) will you promote CC in the jurisdiction and why?

Spanish because is the official language in our country.

    • In which of these languages are licenses already available? CC0?

We know that CC licenses including CC0 are translated to Spanish.

    • Into which of the remaining languages do you intend to translate the licenses? CC0?

At the moment, none

  • How will you involve the local language(s) community?

We can support translations to Spanish of documentation, blogposts and other content.


  • Any additional comments?

(Optional) Timeline

  • 1st Quarter (Month 1/ Month 2/ Month 3)

Activity 1: CC Panama is participating as editor in the Central America CC Bulletin and will contribute at least one article for every edition

Activity 2: participation with a talk about CC in local film festival: Festival Cine Pobre Panalandia.

  • 2nd Quarter (Month 4/ Month 5/ Month 6)

Activity 1: Month 4: participation in the Latin American Free Software Festival (FLISOL) with a stand about CC

Activity 2: Month 6: CC event: talks about legal and technical aspects of CC and licensing advice for artists and creators.

3rd Quarter (Month 7/ Month 8/ Month 9)

Activity 1: Month 9: participation in a local short film festival - [Hayah Festival] . We will work with the organizers to include a talk about CC and a sample of CC short films

4th Quarter (Month 10/ Month 11/ Month 12) Activity 1: Month 10: CC event: talks about legal and technical aspects of CC and licensing advice for artists and creators.

Note: for all the activities the resources will be time invested by the CC affiliates. We need money to print CC materials to give as handouts in events. If a CC grant opportunity arises we will participate.