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This is a wide-ranging public discussion of topics related to Creative Commons, including general questions about CC licenses. It is a good place to start if you are interested in Creative Commons, ask general questions, and find out how to contribute to the discussion.

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Our public wiki is a place to develop a collective memory about Creative Commons, contribute to our on-going projects, and a great place to find ample amounts of ways to help grow the commons.


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Slack is a free messaging and collaboration tool that operates much like IRC, but allows users to have public and private channels as well as direct messages. You can access Slack through the browser, the desktop app (for Linux, Mac OS, and PC,) or the mobile app on iOS and Android. 

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Working alongside CC staff are a worldwide group of volunteers which consists of 100+ affiliates globally supporting and promoting CC activities around the world. These affiliates and volunteers are a vital part of the success of Creative Commons. A list of CC’s current affiliates can be found here.