License Chooser: Online resource for selecting the right CC License

License Chooser: Online resource for selecting the right CC License

License Chooser: Online resource for selecting the right CC License

Taking advantage of this year 2021 Creative Commons Organization this from 20th anniversary, today we will explore an interesting and useful online resource from them, called "License Chooser" o License Selector.

"License Chooser" Its main objective is to facilitate and improve the proper selection of the CC licenses for the creations of the interested parties.

License Chooser: Introduction - CC Search

We have already addressed on other occasions another online resource very useful of the Creative Commons Organization. Therefore, as usual we will leave immediately below, the link of said related previous post where we approach it, called Search:

"The best way to find a large amount of content with a Copyleft license is on your own Creative Commons organization search engine. Thanks to this tremendous tool, we are going to discover a large number of photographs and other audiovisual content that are free of license in various services: Google, Flickr,, Jamendo, Wikimedia or SpinXpress." ¿How to easily search for Creative Commons licensed content?

Related article:
How to Easily Find Creative Commons Licensed Content

License Chooser: Web to select the appropriate CC license

License Chooser: Web to select the appropriate CC license

What are Creative Commons Licenses?


To understand briefly, what are the Creative Commons licenses, the description of the same given by the UNESCO world organization. Which says the following:

"Creative Commons (CC) Licenses are model contracts that serve to publicly grant the right to use a publication protected by copyright. The fewer restrictions a license implies, the greater the possibilities of using and distributing content. CC Licenses allow any user to download, copy, distribute, translate, reuse, adapt and develop their content at no cost." Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons Organization

However, there is a lot of literature available on the Internet about them. And the best way as usual to understand and learn, is to consult the official source of what is analyzed. Therefore, the ideal is to access the "Licenses" section from the official website of the Creative Commons Organization so that it can easily be consulted and studied, and the scope of said CC licenses.

"All Creative Commons licenses have important characteristics in common. Each license helps creators (we call them licensors if they use our tools) to maintain their copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work - at least in a non-commercial way. All Creative Commons licenses also ensure that licensors get the credit they deserve for their works.

Creative Commons licenses work around the world and last as long as copyright law applies (because they are based on it). These common characteristics serve as the basis from which licensors can choose to grant more permits when deciding how they want their work to be used."

What is License Chooser and how does it work?

As we already stated at the beginning of the publication, this online resource of the Creative Commons Organization, basically aims, the facilitate and improve the proper selection of CC Licenses for the creations of the interested parties.

And currently has 2 options of use:

License Chooser: Stable Version

A stable version

It has a simple interface in a single open face, which shows the available options and the results obtained with each selection.

A beta version

It has an intuitive and intelligent interface as a tutorial or guide, which step by step allows the user to reach the goal of obtaining the most suitable CC License.

More information on Creative Commons

For more information on the Creative Commons Organization, its online resources and its licenses you can explore the following useful links:

  1. FAQ section.
  2. Official blog.
  3. 20 years of Creative Commons

"Creative Commons is a global non-profit organization that enables creativity and knowledge to be shared and reused by providing free legal tools. Our legal tools help those who want to encourage the reuse of their works by offering them for use under generous and standardized terms; to those who want to make creative uses of the works; and to those who want to benefit from this symbiosis." What is Creative Commons and what does it do?

Summary: Various publications

We hope this "useful little post" about the interesting and useful online resource called «Licenser Chooser» o License Selector, which belongs to the website of Creative Commons (CC) and whose objective is to facilitate and improve the appropriate selection of CC licenses for the creations of the interested parties; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

For now, if you liked this publicación, Do not stop share it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems, preferably free, open and / or more secure as TelegramSignalMastodon or another of Fediverse, preferably.

And remember to visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, as well as join our official channel of Telegram from DesdeLinuxWhile, for more information, you can visit any Online library as OpenLibra y JedIT, to access and read digital books (PDFs) on this topic or others.

The content of the article adheres to our principles of editorial ethics. To report an error click here!.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *



  1. Responsible for the data: Miguel Ángel Gatón
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.