I am going to release a Technical Report that will be archived and made available online by the university's library. An abridged version of the work was accepted by a peer-reviewed conference and will be published in the proceedings. For this to happen, I have to sign a copyright form, assigning to the publishing institution all rights under copyright.
a) What is the best way to grant readers of the Technical Report the freedom to quote (unlimited length), distribute, and build upon the work? And point out that they have this freedom without asking for my permission?
b) Is a Creative-Commons License the way to go? If yes, in what form should include the lincense in the work?
c) Is there any conflict between the copyright form for the conference paper and releasing the Technical Report under an open license?