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Newsletter

The CC Newsletter is an excellent resource for all members of our community who care about CC and want to stay up to date with our happenings across the globe.

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Support

Creative Commons stays alive because of donations and other gifts from our community. Help us build a vibrant, collaborative global commons by donating today.

Share your work under a CC license

Creative Commons licenses would do little without enthusiastic use by creators across disciplines. If you’ve created any sort of copyrightable material, such as video, text, images, websites or blogs, license them!

Take the CC Certificate course

The Creative Commons Certificate is an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices, and the ethos of the Commons. It’s open to everyone. Learn more.

Discussion

Please join the discussion! There are a few ways to jump into the discussion.

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Community

This is a wide ranging public discussion of topics related to Creative Commons, including general questions about CC licenses. It is a good place to start if you are interested in Creative Commons, ask general questions, and find out how to contribute to the discussion.

License Development and Versioning

This is a moderated list focused on development and versioning of CC licenses.

Developers

This is the place for general discussion of Creative Commons’ free and open source software projects and developer APIs.

Wiki

Our public wiki is a place to develop a collective memory about Creative Commons, contribute to our on-going projects, and a great place to find ample amounts of ways to help grow the commons.

Chat

The CC Developer Community uses the IRC chat channel #creativecommons on irc.freenode.net. If that doesn’t make sense to you, you can read more here about hopping onto this chat channel to find out how to contribute. Please note, this channel is primarily used for free software-style development discussions, so it might be a bit technical.

Slack

Slack is a free messaging and collaboration tool that operates much like IRC, but allows users to have public and private channels as well as direct messages. You can access Slack through the browser, the desktop app (for Linux, Mac OS, and PC,) or the mobile app on iOS and Android. 

Join the Slack Community today!

Developers

We are continuously updating and introducing new tools to help users license their work more easily. Find out more

Global Affiliate Network

Working alongside CC staff are a worldwide group of volunteers which consists of 100+ affiliates globally supporting and promoting CC activities around the world. These affiliates and volunteers are a vital part of the success of Creative Commons. A list of CC’s current affiliates can be found here.