Markdown-formatted Creative Commons licenses
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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:

Hopefully the CommonMark specification will sort out these issues in the future.


File extension

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.