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.

Mailing Lists

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 #cc-developers channel.

The channels most relevant to CC's developer community are:

Channel Discussion related to
#cc-dev-legal-tools cc-legal-tools-app project (CC Legal Tools formatting and translation)
#cc-dev-legaldb legaldb project
#cc-dev-license-chooser cc-chooser project (new CC license chooser)
#cc-dev-linkchecker cc-link-checker project
#cc-dev-platform-toolkit mp project (CC Platform Toolkit)
#cc-dev-searchportal search project
#cc-dev-vocabulary cc-vocabulary project
#cc-dev-wordpress wp-plugin-creativecommons project (creativecommons WordPress plugin)
#cc-dev-workprograms GSoC, GSoD, Outreachy, and other work programs or internships
#cc-developers general technical issues, new tech blog posts, etc.
#cc-translation Coordinating translation efforts
#cc-usability general usability issues, seeking feedback on new releases of CC products from the community, etc.

Slack Tips

  • You will automatically join the #general and #cc-announcements channels when you sign in to Slack for the first time.
    • #general is for general purpose discussions relevant to CC.
    • #cc-announcements is 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.