Creative Commons Licensing


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Creative Commons

Average: 3.7 (7 votes)

Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer
license, creative commons
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Thursday, 15 November, 2007 - 11:50
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The Creative Commons Licensing extension provides the ability to select and embed a Creative Commons license in Writer, Calc and Impress documents. In addition to embedding the license in the document metadata it provides a visible notice in your document.

Creative Commons Licensing

Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
0.7.0 System Independent -- 20/08/2010 - 14:36 More information Download
0.6.1 System Independent -- 21/11/2007 - 07:38 More information Download


I cannot even download this. Link broken?

Disappointed that this is not working yet. Want to apply CC license to an Impress presentation I'm giving. On the 64-bit openSUSE 11.1 box, this add-in won't install at all through the Extension Manager. It has a Java error.

The add-in installed fine on the 32-bit Windows XP laptop, and the menu appears in Writer, but the menu is grayed out in Impress. Changing slides doesn't help, and (what I really wanted) you can't access the menu from within the Footer dialog.

download and integration go fine.
the extension is in the menu after restart.
selecting 'Set Document License' makes OOo3 crash after 10 seconds
this is on a debian unstable box

I try to install this version (0.6.1) under Ubuntu 8.04 (with OOo 2.4.0) but I have this error:
could not create java implementation loader.

I am seeing the same result as alaya.zied, on Windows XP Home SP2 with OOo 2.4.1, JRE 1.6.0_04.

After I accept the license, the installer goes to "Enabling ccoooo.jar" for a few seconds, then reports, "Could not create Java implementation loader."

One has to have a Java Runtime Engine selected for use within OO for the extension to install properly. Go into Tools -> Options and under the section look for
Java. Even if it lists a JRE there, make sure it's selected and then try again.

Thanks to Nathan Yergler for the answer on this one.

Found a couple of issues with the 0.5.1 release of this addon.

Using OO.o 2.3 under XP if I select to insert the license from the context menu it crashes OO.o.
If I select the context menu to 'select the license' it not only selects a license but then inserts it also.

When the license information is inserted into the body of the document it also updates the first two user defined document information slots. This will overwrite any information currently in thos slots without prompting and then save the document again with out any prompt. Any custom data in those user defined slots will be lost.

Drew Jensen