Source Repository Information

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Creative Commons uses Subversion and Git repositories at for source code management. Subversion (svn) clients are included with Linux and Mac OS X. Windows users can use Tortoise SVN.

ccPublisher and some dependencies are still housed at; those modules will be moving to soon.

Checking Out Source

We moved our primary source repository from to in March, 2008. Note that we only support public key authentication for our repositories.


     $svn co svn+ssh://
  • write permission: email with your public key; if you had write permission at Sourceforge, please include your username so we can map your key correctly.


     $git clone git://
  • read/write access:
     $git clone

See the ccTools Subversion Information page for details on checking out code hosted at Berlios (ccPublisher).

Available Modules

Note that this list is somewhat outdated; as we move forward we're trying to write README files for modules to maintain documentation with the code.

The Subversion repository contains the following modules:

module name description
api Web services, generalized chooselicense.xsl implementation
api_client Sample client implementation
ccoer The code for some half-secret CC OER thing
cchost The code for and other ccHost installations
cci Code for supporting iCommons web-sites; currently a Word Press theme. In development.
cclicense Potential portal page for licensing
cclookup CC Lookup
ccnutch Creative Commons plugin for the open source Nutch search engine
ccpublisher1 ccPublisher 1.x
ccpublisher2 ccPublisher 2 DEPRECATED Development for this project has moved to
ccrdf Python library for modeling licenses in RDF.
ccsearch Code for
cli_tools Command-line based tools for embedding and reading licenses.
desktop_search Desktop search tools; Spotlight plugin for Mac OS X.
experimental Experimental code, i18n (internationalization), test, and miscellaneous bits
liblicense library and simple command line tool for empowering reading and writing of licenses all around the desktop
pyarchive Python library for uploading works to the Internet Archive
vendor_libs Vendor libraries that are used by other projects. Modules are imported here if the project doesn't use svn, so we can use svn:externals, or if additional customization is required.
widgets Widgets for visualizing CC content and information.
xmp Tools for embedding XMP metadata in PDF, JPEG and (future) other file types.
zope_products CC developed zope products: the license engine, Plone skin and iStr.
__cvs_import Data from the import from CVS that was either deprecated, crufted, or wrong.