Open Source at CC

Creative Commons has been building free software for over a decade to support our mission of maximizing digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. We work on products that, among other things, make applying CC licenses to content easier, help users find CC licensed content easily, promote and educate users about CC licenses and copyright, and connect the global CC community. Our projects come in all sizes and shapes, from several simple static websites to making the 1.6 billion+ Creative Commons works currently available on the internet searchable.

Get Involved

So if you're looking to integrate CC licenses or CC licensed works into your application or you'd like to help us build our products, you're in the right place! We really appreciate community contributions and feedback (we're a small team and spread thin) and we especially love seeing what you build using CC's tools.

Join the Community
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Join the CC developer chat and mailing list communities to connect with other developers working with CC tools.

See how to join
Contribute Code
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Fix one of our open issues or work on something new that you'd like to use. All skill levels are welcome.

Guidelines "Help Wanted" issues
Integrate with CC Tools
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Use CC-licensed works in your application or (coming soon!) use our WordPress plugin to license your content.

Catalog API All our projects
Show Off Your Work
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If you've worked on software that uses CC licenses or tools, tell the community about it on our tech blog.

Write a blog post
Usability Testing
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Participate in one of our regular usability tests for CC tools that we're actively working on (we'll give you a gift card!)

Learn more File an issue
Translate our Content
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Translate our content into your language. Contact us if you'd like to write code to make this process easier for new tools.

Translation information
Contribute Design
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Contribute to our brand new set of standard UI components and help us apply it to all existing projects.

CC Vocabulary

All icons are from Font Awesome, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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