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Supporting Creative Commons

We've been proud to support Creative Commons for years here at Six Apart, and we wanted to help our community do the same. If you're not familiar with it, Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that makes it possible to share and relicense your creative works without having to be a lawyer. Using the suite of licenses CC provides, you can make it easy for other people to build on top of the works you create.

So, to show our support, we're matching donations made to Creative Commons up to $5,000. If you make a contribution to Creative Commons before the end of the year, we'll double it -- it's a great way to get the most out of your donation.

If you just want to find out more about the organization, you can learn more right on their website. And then you can license your works using one of the CC licenses. Movable Type was one of the first publishing tools in the world to support CC licenses, and it's still easy to publish your blog with a Creative Commons license in just a few clicks. And today you can do the same in many other tools, such as Flickr, as well.

Finally, if you'd like to build on the works that have already been released under Creative Commons licenses, it's simple to search for CC-licensed content using either Google or Yahoo search.