- The DFCW was presented at Wikimania 2006 by initiators Benjamin Mako Hill and Erik Möller.
- Commonwealth of Learning
- Sir John Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning, recommends using DFCW licenses for Open Educational Resources
- Free Software Foundation
- Defining Free Culture presented at Associate Member Meeting by Benjamin Mako Hill
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Adopted as a definition of Free Content by the Wikimedia Foundation for its licensing policy