Join the CC Developer Community

Join our Slack, IRC, 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".

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

Channel Purpose
#cc-developers General technical discussion, new tech blog posts
#cc-dev-wordpress Discussion related to the CC WordPress plugin.
#cc-dev-linkchecker Discussion related to the CC automated link checker
#cc-gsoc-outreachy General Google Summer of Code and Outreachy related discussion
#cc-usability General usability discussions, seeking feedback on new releases of CC products from the community
#cc-dev-browser-extension Discussion related to the CC Search browser extension.
#cc-dev-cc-catalog-viz Discussion related to the CC Catalog visualizations.
#cc-dev-cc-vocabulary Discussion related to CC Vocabulary.
#cc-dev-license-chooser Discussion related to the new CC license chooser.
#cc-outreachy-platform-toolkit Discussion related to the CC Platform Tookit Outreachy project.
#cc-outreachy-faq Discussion related to the CC FAQ Outreachy project.

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, we are all in the Americas and you're most likely to find us on Slack between 11:00 and 23:00 UTC on weekdays.


Please 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.

If you're not familiar with IRC, here's a good guide to getting started. You can also join using the Freenode webchat.

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