Version 1.1 of the definition has been released. Please help updating it, contribute translations, and help us with the design of logos and buttons to identify free cultural works and licenses!

Logos and buttons

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The official logo of the Definition of Free Cultural Works was designed by Marc Falzon, and placed in the public domain:

Mfalzon-freecontent logo01--wikilogo.png

An SVG copy can be found here

The logo represents both the diversity of human culture, and the openness and freedom to interact with free cultural works.

Please feel free to create derivatives of this logo, and upload them to this wiki.


Please note that simply adding a button does not license your work in any way. You have to clearly state which license you use. One way of doing that is making the link point to the license, and having an explicit statement "This work is licensed under the ... license" below the work.

AMYMADE's buttons

The following set of buttons were designed by AMYMADE with the support of the Free Software Foundation and represents our official recommendation:

CCBY black.png CCBYSA black.png GFDL black.png GPL black.png PUB black.png LGPL black.png

CCBY red.png CCBYSA red.png GFDL red.png PUB red.png GPL red.png LGPL red.png

CCBYSA yellow.png CCBY yellow.png GFDL yellow.png GPL yellow.png LGPL yellow.png PUB yellow.png

These buttons are in the public domain. Which color you use is your choice; we suggest red for music, black for science and software, and yellow for everything else.

Small buttons

This is the cleanest set so far and it comes with a template.

Attribution button small.png Sharealike button small.png GFDL 1.2 button small.png PD button small.png

Inkwina's icons

GNU FDL.png FreeBSD.png GNU FDL alt.png CC-BY-SA.png

The svg versions CC-BY-SA.svg and Image:GNU_FDL.svg do not display well online. They where created using Inkscape, and the SVG hasn't been cleaned up. But the Blank button.svg can be used to generate more buttons. --Inkwina 15:01, 22 February 2007 (CET)

Other button styles

By-sa-button2.png By-button.png Pd-button.png

Slightly different style:


Again a different style - contributed by Jörg Petri:

Pd2.gif Pd 1.gif

License description pages

For each license, we will try to create a description page. Here are some examples: