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Digital Allmend (NGO)
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Simon Schlauri
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Visit the jurisdiction's website. The Creative Commons Switzerland license suite is available in the following version. License your work under these licenses, or choose the international licenses. More info.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the localization of the license suite.

Creative Commons is working with Digital Allmend to create Switzerland jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

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Legal Project Leads: Simon Schlauri and Florian Ducommun Public Project Leads: Hartwig Thomas

More about Digitale Allmend

Digitale Allmend is an NGO, that engages in public access to digital goods as well as securing their future development. Digitale Allmend creates new spaces and fosters a public understanding for an open knowledge society.

For information about the Creative Commons Switzerland project, visit http://www.creativecommons.ch.

Further questions, contact Creative Commons in Switzerland


The organization Openlaw – Plattform für Recht und freie Software (Platform for Law and free Software), has filled the role of Legal Lead for Creative Commons Switzerland for several years. The tasks entailed, among others, the adaptation of Creative Commons in Switzerland and providing a point-of-contact for inquiries about the licenses.

Openlaw is an institute founded in 2003 by Dr. Mike J. Widmer, Dr. Christian Laux and Alex Schröder. Urs Gehrig, lic.iur, joined the project thereafter, and together they have overseen the porting of the Creative Commons licensing suite in Switzerland. The institute is dedicated to the legal aspect of Free Software, Open Source Software and Open Content in Switzerland. Openlaw provides information on its website, answers questions by mail, does consulting and delivers presentations targeted to the respective audience.

For more information about Openlaw visit their wiki website: http://www.openlaw.ch.