Creative Commons Markdown
On November 25th, 2013, Creative Commons announced their next generation licenses: Creative Commons 4.0. By default, these are available as HTML or plaintext. This project adds Markdown-formatted licenses to that list.
Unfortunately, the output currently varies on different Markdown viewers, in particular when it comes to indentation levels. You can choose between these two branches:
- Tabulator indentation might cause some blocks to be interpreted as code (e.g. on GitHub)
- Space indentation results in less readable files when viewed as plain text
Hopefully the CommonMark specification will sort out these issues in the future.
There's a plethora of Markdown file extensions, but I have decided to go with
markdown. Read why:
"We no longer live in a 8.3 world, so we should be using the most descriptive file extensions. It’s sad that all our operating systems rely on this stupid convention instead of the better creator code or a metadata model, but great that they now support longer file extensions."
Hilton Lipschitz (via)
"…the only file extension I would endorse is “.markdown”, for the same reason offered by Hilton Lipschitz"
John Gruber, creator of Markdown (via)
If you notice any mistakes in content or formatting, please send a pull request with your correction.