Join the CC Developer Community
Join our Slack or mailing list communities to meet other developers interested in Creative Commons, get feedback on your projects, and talk with CC's full-time engineering staff. You can also keep up with us on the CC Open Source Blog or via Twitter.
CC Developers: For general technical discussion open to all members. Join on Google Groups or by sending an email to
CC Usability Announcements: Announcement-only list for users to sign up for usability testing. Join on Google Groups or by sending an email to
Creative Commons has a large Slack community with sub-communities for tech/developers (of course), the CC Global Network, specific countries, open education, GLAM, and more. It is open to the public and you can sign up here. If you're not familiar with Slack, please read "Getting Started" on Slack's usage guide. Information on joining a specific channel is on "Join a channel".
Once you join, please introduce yourself in the
The channels most relevant to CC's developer community are:
||Discussion related to the Search browser extension|
||Discussion related to the CC Catalog API and Catalog|
||CC Catalog visualizations|
||CC Legal Database|
||Discussion related to the new CC license chooser|
||Discussion related to the CC automated link checker|
||Discussion related to CC Vocabulary|
||Discussion related to the CC WordPress plugin|
||General technical discussion, new tech blog posts.|
||General Google Summer of Code and Outreachy related discussion.|
||Discussion related to the CC Platform Toolkit Outreachy project.|
||Discussion related to CC Search|
||General usability discussions, seeking feedback on new releases of CC products from the community.|
||Discussion of the CC license infrastructure overhaul project|
- You will automatically join the
#cc-announcementschannels when you sign in to Slack for the first time.
#generalis for general purpose discussions relevant to CC.
#cc-announcementsis reserved for important announcements from CC staff.
- For more information about how Creative Commons uses Slack, see the Slack page on the CC public wiki.
- If you're looking to talk to someone on CC's full-time engineering staff, you're most likely to find us on Slack between 11:00 and 23:00 UTC on weekdays.
We don't use IRC much, but if you'd like, you can join the
#creativecommons-dev channel on Freenode. This channel is mirrored to the
#cc-developers channel on Slack so that messages posted on Slack show up on IRC and vice-versa.