The Improved CC Search

This is part of a series of posts introducing the projects built by open source contributors mentored by Creative Commons during Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020 and Outreachy. Ayan Choudhary was one of those contributors and we are grateful for his work on this project. “The CC Search website is a tool that is … Read More “The Improved CC Search”

Spreading Joy and Giving Gratitude: A Toast to This Year’s Silver Linings

It’s almost over. The year that shall not be named will soon end with a collective sigh and a half-hearted wave from humanity. However, before we stumble into what one can only hope will be a less disastrous year, we’re determined to spread some joy and share our gratitude. We’re grateful for every image, video, … Read More “Spreading Joy and Giving Gratitude: A Toast to This Year’s Silver Linings”

You Can Now Sponsor CC’s Open Source Work on GitHub!

Creative Commons is now accepting sponsorship via GitHub Sponsors! CC’s small engineering team builds essential open-source infrastructure for CC-licensed and public domain content. Our tools make it easier for anyone to: release original content under an open license. find and responsibly reuse openly licensed and public domain content. connect to the larger ecosystem of openly … Read More “You Can Now Sponsor CC’s Open Source Work on GitHub!”

Outreachy and Google Summer of Code Interns 2020

Welcome Our Interns from Google Summer of Code and Outreachy!

We’re pleased to announce the selection of our mid-year 2020 interns from Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreachy! Both of these programs aim to support students and early career professionals as they venture into open source software development.  Over the next three months, these interns will work with members of the Creative Commons’ team … Read More “Welcome Our Interns from Google Summer of Code and Outreachy!”

Just One Giant Lab Co-Founder Leo Blondel on the Power of Community and Open Source During COVID-19

Thousands of strangers working together, almost entirely online, to effectively solve an urgent, global challenge is remarkable—and it’s happening, right now. Recently, we published a post titled, “Open-Source Medical Hardware: What You Should Know and What You Can Do” examining the collaborative efforts by volunteer groups, universities, and research centers to solve the medical supply … Read More “Just One Giant Lab Co-Founder Leo Blondel on the Power of Community and Open Source During COVID-19”

Open-Source Medical Hardware: What You Should Know and What You Can Do

You’ve heard the stories: engineers 3D printing face shields in their basements; do-it-yourself hobbyists sewing face masks; and fashion designers crafting personal protection gowns.  Globally, people are trying to help fill the medical supply gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic through open-source medical hardware. It’s a heartwarming display of global ingenuity, innovation, and collaboration. In this … Read More “Open-Source Medical Hardware: What You Should Know and What You Can Do”

Collaborate With Us as a Google Summer of Code or Outreachy Participant

We are proud to announce that Creative Commons (CC) will once again be participating as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreachy. GSoC and Outreachy are both programs focused on introducing open-source software development to a wider audience. They provide stipends to work on a 3-month project for the open source … Read More “Collaborate With Us as a Google Summer of Code or Outreachy Participant”