Open Source Projects

This is a list of all active open source software projects that Creative Commons maintains.

Please read the Contributing Code page for general information on how to get involved. Contribution guidelines specific to an individual project can be found in the README and the CONTRIBUTING files in the root folder of every repository. If you have any questions, don't hesistate to reach out to us through one of our community forums or open a GitHub issue.

Featured Projects

We are actively looking for help with these projects and each project has open GitHub issues that are ready for external contribution.

All Active Projects

This is a complete list of active Creative Commons software projects. Archived projects are not documented here and can be found on the CC Archive GitHub organization.

# Name Description Language License Links
1 .github Default templates and guidelines for Creative Commons GitHub repositories. MIT License GitHub GitHub
2 candela-utility Candela helper plugin to manage additional config and bootstrapping, used on CC Certificates website PHP GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub website Website
3 caselaw Creates a static website of Case Law and Scholarship data frm around the world based on Google Form responses and manually curated. HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
4 cc-chooser The new and improved CC license selection tool (in progress) HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub
5 cc-license-chooser Creative Commons JavaScript license selector in the form of a JavaScript widget XSLT GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub
6 cc-link-checker Automated link checker for legalcode and license URLs Python MIT License GitHub GitHub
7 cc-mexico-micro Temporary microsite for mx.creativecommons.org MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
8 cc-resource-archive Collection of resources on CC tools and other open topics MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
9 cc-vocabulary CC Vocabulary is a cohesive design system to unite the web facing Creative Commons Vue MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
10 cc-wp-theme WordPress theme used on creativecommons.org Hack GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub
11 cc.api Legacy API to integrate the Creative Commons licensing engine into third party applications Python MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
12 cc.engine Python app that runs part of the license engine on CC's website HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
13 cc.i18n Localization data for CC's deeds and license chooser Python MIT License GitHub GitHub
14 cc.license Python app that runs part of the license engine on CC's website Python MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
15 cc.licenserdf RDF describing Creative Commons licenses Python MIT License GitHub GitHub
16 cccatalog Mapping the commons towards an open ledger and cc search. Python MIT License GitHub GitHub
17 cccatalog-api The Creative Commons Catalog API allows programmatic access to search for CC-licensed and public domain digital media. Python MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
18 cccatalog-dataviz Data Visualizations HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub
19 cccatalog-frontend CC Search is a new search frontend for CC-licensed works across the internet. JavaScript MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
20 CCID-cas RubyCAS customizations for CCID (Creative Commons ID) HTML Other GitHub GitHub website Website
21 CCID-MediaWiki Script to add CCID users to MediaWiki PHP GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub
22 ccrel-guide A guide to using the Creative Commons Rights Expression Language (CC REL) HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
23 ccsearch-browser-extension CC Search Browser Extension [ WIP ] JavaScript MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
24 certificates-landing-page-theme Theme for CC Certificates website landing page CSS GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub website Website
25 certificates-themes-plugins Themes and plugins for the Certificates WP site. CSS Other GitHub GitHub website Website
26 commoners Global network social network PHP GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub
27 creativecommons.github.io Static files for CC Open Source website. :warning: DO NOT MODIFY THIS REPOSITORY! To edit, use the creativecommons.github.io-source repository. HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
28 creativecommons.github.io-source Source files for CC Open Source website HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
29 creativecommons.org creativecommons.org license chooser and license display code HTML Other GitHub GitHub website Website
30 faq Creative Commons FAQ page HTML Other GitHub GitHub website Website
31 labs (Deprecated) Tech Team blog MIT License GitHub GitHub
32 magical-pony Helper tool for staging CC license legalcode translations before they are officially published HTML Other GitHub GitHub
33 mp Documentation for CC integration into user-generated content platforms PHP Creative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal GitHub GitHub website Website
34 new-creativecommons.org Primary Creative Commons website JavaScript GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub website Website
35 new-www-plugin creativecommons.org various custom plugins for content types, mostly PHP GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub website Website
36 new-www-theme creativecommons.org theme, to make it look lovely CSS GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub website Website
37 open4us.org open4us.org website PHP MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
38 openpolicynetwork.org OPN Website PHP MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
39 reversionary-rights International reversionary rights resources site. HTML MIT License GitHub GitHub
40 rubycas-client-rails Rails plugin for the RubyCAS-Client Ruby MIT License GitHub GitHub
41 scholars-addenda The scholars addenda system. Python MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
42 search Legacy Creative Commons Search, no longer under development CSS MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
43 sre-salt-prime Site Reliability Engineering / DevOps SaltStack configuration files SaltStack MIT License GitHub GitHub
44 sre-wp-pull Creative Commons Site Reliability Engineering WordPress Data Pull Shell MIT License GitHub GitHub
45 taaccct Profiles of exemplary workforce training programs supported by the U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT program. JavaScript Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International GitHub GitHub website Website
46 team-open Collection of stories documenting the power of open licensing Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International GitHub GitHub website Website
47 termination-of-transfer Termination of Transfer tool JavaScript GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 GitHub GitHub
48 wp-plugin-creativecommons Official Creative Commons plugin for licensing your content. With Creative Commons licenses, keep your copyright AND share your creativity. PHP Other GitHub GitHub
49 wp-theme-cc-chapter Creative Commons Chapter site theme (including chapter sites setup, taxonomies, and widget code) CSS GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub
50 wp-theme-cc-sotc WordPress theme for the State of the Commons CSS GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub
51 wp-theme-cctoolkit Creative Commons - Business Toolkit WordPress theme PHP GNU General Public License v2.0 GitHub GitHub
52 www-i Runs the site that hosts CC license badges Python MIT License GitHub GitHub website Website
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