Use of CC as abbreviation for Creative Commons

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We begin to use CC as an abbreviation for Creative Commons on the second page of this module. We use CC at times, but not in every instance. I think we should have a consistent approach to the use of the abbreviation. It seems to me a good idea to get the learners used to seeing the abbreviation and I like the idea of beginning use of CC on the second page. Here are a few options for how we could use it consistently:

  1. Use in place of full name in all instances, following introduction.
  2. Use only when followed by the words license or licenses (note that this includes headings).
  3. Use only when referencing a specific license, e.g., CC-BY.

My opinion on this issue is that we go with either 2 or 3, or some other limited use. When referencing the Creative Commons institution, I think we should use the full name.


ASnieckus (talk)14:24, 14 January 2011

My personal preference is for instances 2 and 3 above.

On the second page and subsequent pages of the tutorial, I suggest that we include a <ref> to the word" Creative Commons - linked to the CC website for the first time CC appears on the respective page. Many users may visit a sub-page of a tutorial without going to the home page.

Agreed - -full name for the institution.

Mackiwg (talk)15:09, 14 January 2011

OK, I will go ahead with making some changes to implement consistent use of CC abbreviation, and will create a reference to the words "Creative Commons" externally linked to the CC website.


ASnieckus (talk)11:19, 19 January 2011