Wednesday, November 14, 2007 add on aids in advancing Creative Commons designations on documents

PRESS RELEASE: Creative Commons Releases Add-in Support for
San Francisco, CA — November 14, 2007

Today Creative Commons released an Add-in for which allows users to select and embed a Creative Commons license in documents. Based on work completed as part of the Google Summer of Code by Cassio Melo, the add-in supports Writer (word processing documents), Calc (spreadsheets) and Impress (presentations).

Google Summer of Code provides students with funding to work on open source software between May and August. During summer 2007, Cassio worked on developing the basic add-in. Cassio was mentored by Nathan Yergler, Creative Commons CTO, and generously supported by Google's Open Source programs. “Cassio provided a great foundation for us to build on and maintain. I'm thrilled to finally be able to offer support for,” said Yergler.

The Add-in is available without charge, and is licensed under the GNU General Public License. Download information and links to source code are available at

About Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works, whether owned or in the public domain. Through its free copyright licenses, Creative Commons offers authors, artists, scientists, and educators the choice of a flexible range of protections and freedoms that build upon the “all rights reserved” concept of traditional copyright to enable a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach. Creative Commons is sustained
by the generous support of organizations including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Omidyar Network, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons, visit

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