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A curated list of works in the public domain.

Works in the public domain have no copyright restrictions. This can be the result of intellectual property rights expiring or being forfeited. In the case of the latter, authors have used the term uncopyright to describe their act of relinquishing copyright.

Art

Articles

Blogs

  • ARIHERZOG - Posts on digital and political topics, as well as minimalism.
  • Awesci - Entertaining articles mixed with scientific information.
  • Billy Shih - Blog of a web developer at Full Circle.
  • Char Bit - Writings about JavaScript from a full stack developer with 20 years of experience.
  • Eclipsophile - All about solar eclipses.
  • ExpandBeyondYourself - How to transform your life via personal growth and progress.
  • FibroHaven - Creating a community of compassion, understanding, and healing for those with chronic illness.
  • Go Beyond - Blog without a tagline.
  • gr0wing.com - Personal and global change.
  • Healthy Enough - Helping you become as fit and healthy as possible.
  • HoboDrifter - Posts from a former world traveler.
  • How To Be Kind - Kind words for a kinder world.
  • Jay Tarlecki - Personal website of Jay Tarlecki.
  • Melissa Miko - American writer, thinker, and entrepreneur.
  • mnmlist - Less is the answer.
  • Public Domain Review - Professional quality reviews of works in the public domain.
  • Puro compás - Tango music and dancing.
  • Referee Mindset - Helping referees develop skills to be the best they can be.
  • Ryan Boren - Lead developer of WordPress at Automattic.
  • Serendipity Journal - Journal of experiences with growth and faith from a Christian perspective.
  • Simple Tech Tutorials - Computer tutorials with a focus on simplicity.
  • Steve Pavlina - How we can deliberately invite, process, and integrate new experiences.
  • Zen Habits - Finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives.

Books

Essays

Images

Licenses

  • CC0 1.0 Universal - Full text and explanation of CC0 at Choose a License.
  • Unlicense - Template for disclaiming copyright monopoly interest in software you have written.
  • WTFPL - PD-equivalent license.

Organizations

  • IndieWeb - People-focused alternative to the "corporate web", movement that provides advocacy and education to domain owners.
  • QuestionCopyright.org - Nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and education to help cultural producers embrace open distribution.
  • Communia - Nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and re-use of culture and knowledge.
  • Creative Commons - Organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
  • Open Knowledge International - Organization whose mission is for everyone to have access to key information and the ability to use it freely.

Resources

Software

  • CanvasPaint - Clone of Microsoft Paint in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Kakoune - Text editor inspired by Vim that features multiple selections, a client-server window architecture, and primitives for text manipulation.
  • Libregamewiki: PD Games - Completely PD games.
  • Luapower - Deploying and sharing Lua modules with a unique philosophy.
  • single_file_libs - Many small PD libraries for programmers to use.
  • SQLite - Embedded SQL database engine.
  • Wikipedia: PD software - List of PD software at Wikipedia.
  • youtube-dl - Command line program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites.

Talks

Other

  • WikiData - Huge amount of data about the world, released under CC0.
  • The Pig and the Box - Children book about the dangers of DRM, later released under CC0 (CC-BY-NC-SA no longer applies).

License

CC0 1.0