This page describes some of the possible ways developers can integrate CC and CC-related features into their desktop applications. This can be anything from simply reading the license metadata out of a file and displaying it to the user to helping users create, remix, and publish their own CC-licensed content.
There are many software tools which Creative Commons has either developed or aided in the developing of to help others accomplish their goals.
Integrate publishing of CC licensed content directly within the Desktop (think Gnome or KDE integration). A starting point for Gnome may be the prototype Nautilus extension for displaying license information embedded in MP3 files. Please see the Developers Challenge page: Desktop Search Integration
Integration between CC and Gnome is in progress. Please see the details page: Gnome Integration