Creative Commons Search Is Now Openverse

Creative Commons Search Is Now Openverse

Posted by WP Tavern on December 13, 2021 at 8:56 pm
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The Creative Commons search engine has been rebranded to Openverse and now redirects to its new home at wordpress.org/openverse. Users will find the revamped interface maintains the ability to search the same collections, narrowing results by use case, license type, image type, file type, aspect ratio, and more. The Openverse search engine is also now available in more than 10 languages, with more translations approaching completion. This update includes access to images from StockSnap and new  Meta Search providers EDUimages and Images of Empowerment. “We’d like to once again express our thanks to WordPress for carrying forward the important work of providing the open community with a search engine to find works to remix, reuse, and openly enjoy,” Creative Commons COO Anna Tumadóttir said in a post passing the torch of CC Search to Openverse. In April 2021, Matt Mullenweg announced that CC Search would be joining the WordPress project. Automattic hired key members of the CC Search team in support of its continued development and sponsors their contributions to the project as part of the company’s Five for the Future commitment. Beyond hosting the search engine, adding Openverse searching and image downloading is on the roadmap for WordPress core. When asked in the comments…

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