Creative Commons Labs

Website of the Creative Commons tech team.

Welcome to the new look CC labs website. Our previous site hadn't been updated in about two years, so I'm back with some regular updates on what we're doing at CC.

The plan is to update the blog three times a week — Monday will give an update on what we're working on. Wednesday will give an update on our infrastructure work, hopefully sharing some useful tips, and on Friday I'd like to set a potential idea for a weekend hack project.

Plus, somewhere along the way I'll share other things, like neat pieces of free software I come across or things related to our work.

This site is in Jekyll, and you can fork it on GitHub, or send improvements and fixes.

Matt Lee,
Technical Lead
Creative Commons

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Getting started with hacking on The List

One thing we want to do at Creative Commons is get people involved with our projects, and run them like true free software projects. As such, no code is internal for long – it’s just waiting to be checked in, and pushed. My style of programming is to check in often (sometimes too often) and with short, punchy comments about the changes. Sometimes, as we all do, I fail at good commit messages.

With that in mind, I thought I’d write up some documentation on how to get started hacking on my most recent project, The List web app.