Regardless, open-source advocates are thrilled. Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb cheers the move, along with last week's switch to an OpenID commenting system, enthusing that such concepts are "no longer just the dreams of 'crack-pot fringe case' advocates - they're the official policy of the US President Elect."
The license on Change.gov also states that anyone who posts anything to Change.gov (like comments) must accept that their content will be under Creative Commons as well. This could be the first introduction to the CC concept for millions of people. It would have been good to see the CC license listed on the bottom of every page instead of just on a relatively obscure "copyright policy" page. In all likelihood though, the Obama team chose CC because it makes the most sense to use, not to prove a point.
This act of support for progressive intellectual property policy is big news, but it also makes us wonder - what's next?