Source Repository Information
Creative Commons uses Subversion repositories at Sourceforge and Berlios.de for maintaining project source code. Subversion (svn) clients are included with Linux and Mac OS X. Windows users can use Tortoise SVN.
The Sourceforge Subversion repository contains the following modules:
|api||Web services, generalized chooselicense.xsl implementation|
|api_client||Sample client implementation|
|cchost||The code for ccmixter.org and other ccHost installations|
|cci||Code for supporting iCommons web-sites; currently a Word Press theme. In development.|
|ccpublisher2||ccPublisher 2 DEPRECATED Development for this project has moved to Berlios.de|
|ccrdf||Python library for modeling licenses in RDF.|
|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|
|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.|
Checking Out Source
The Sourceforge Subversion repository is accessed over https. You can check out the entire repository (all projects, branches, tags, trunk and all; not recommended) with the following command:
For a particular project, we specify a specify module. For example, the following command can be used to check out the trunk of CcHost into a directory named
$ svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/cctools/cchost/trunk cchost
Note that a username and password is only required when performing a write operation to the repository. Subversion will prompt for a password as needed. If Subversion prompts for a password for the incorrect username, simply press Enter, and Subversion will prompt for the username.
See the ccTools Subversion Information page for details on checking out code hosted at Berlios (ccPublisher).