Licensing for our Written Content

Using Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

You might have noticed something new at the bottom of blog posts lately:

We’ve determined that the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license allows the most freedom for derivative works while retaining the open spirit of elementary OS. We chose not to use a non-commercial license because we know that all too-often it can be unclear what is commercial versus non-commercial content. Instead, we focused on the Share-Alike portion of the license: you can use, remix, and adapt our posts however you’d like, but you have to re-share under the same license.

In this way, we hope translators, content creators, and other open source projects can benefit from our work while keeping the open source spirit alive.

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