Generate a License
How To Generate a License
The BC Commons License Generator service allows you to generate a BC Commons license or a Creative Commons license.
When you select License Generator, you are presented with a series of questions that help you determine which license is appropriate. The generator then produces the license tags which consist of:
- A machine-readable piece of code (for inclusion in websites)
- A graphic and text (for inclusion in documents, such as Word and PDF, and in other types of materials).
To attach a licence tag to your learning resource, you simply copy and paste it. Detailed instructions for tagging content are provided online.
IMPORTANT: Always use the BC Commons License Generator service when licensing a learning resource for sharing via SOL*R. The license generator produces a specific variant of the Creative Commons license, (i.e., the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License). If you go directly to the Creative Commons website for a license, you may not obtain the required variant.
If your learning resource is a software tool or other executable technology, and you want to share it world-wide, use the Creative Commons GNU GPL (General Public License). This license is maintained by the Creative Commons and is available from the BC Commons License Generator service .
IMPORTANT: Do not use the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License for software tools and technologies. This license is for content only. It does not apply to source code.