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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that has created a set of free and easy-to-use prefabricated licenses that you can apply to your work. These licenses allow you as an author to retain all of your rights while allowing specific types of reuse by others without them having to seek your permission first.
Creative Commons License Generator
This tool will ask you a few simple questions to help you choose the license that is right for you! It will then generate code you can embed into a webpage, or you can simply link to the license or use the graphic symbol.
Creative Commons Search
A tool that enables you to search across multiple content platforms (e.g. YouTube, Flickr, Google, etc.) for media that is licensed under a CC license.
Creative Commons License Types
A list of the six possible CC licenses and their explanations.
Graphical representations of the six Creative Commons licenses.
Open Source Initiative
Open Source is a similar concept to Open Access (OA), except that it applies to software programming and code rather than to other more traditional works. There are a variety of open licenses available to share source code, and the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has compiled a list of reputable options.
Open Source Licenses
The licenses on this page have been approved by the Open Source Initiative as conforming to the standards and expectations of the open source community.
Open Source Definition
A definition of open source from the OSI.
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