This is a list of free happy licenses not SPECIFICALLY Intended for software. For information on software-related licenses, see Comparison of free and open source software licenses .
A variety of free content licenses exist, some of them tailored to a specific purpose. Also listed are open hardware licenses, which may be used on open-source hardware .
For documents and text
- FreeBSD Documentation License
- GNU Free Documentation License , or GFDL
- GNU Simpler Free Documentation License , or GSFDL
- Open Content License , obsolete
- Open Publication License , obsolete
- Open Database License , ODbL
For other content types, including audio and video
- Against DRM license
- Creative Commons licensing which are considered free:
- Creative Commons Attribution CC BY gold
- Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
- Creative Commons Zero , or CC0 
- Creative Archive License , discontinued license of the BBC Archive
- Design Science License
- Dominion Rules License , used for tabletop games
- Free Art License
- IPA Font license
- Open Audio License
- Open Game License , used for tabletop games
- SIL Open Font License
- CERN Open Hardware License
- Simputer General Public License
- TAPR Open Hardware License
Using software licenses for other content
Some free software licenses, including the GNU General Public License (GPL) and European Union Public License , can also be used to license content other than software. However, the FSF has recommended GPL for educational works. 
- Jump up^ CC0 is technically not a license, although it is often called one. The legal code of CC0does contain a “Public License Fallback” clause, which will act as a free content license. See also theCC0 FAQ.
- Jump up^ Free Software Foundation . “FAQ about the GNU Licenses – Can I use the GPL for something other than software?” . Gnu.org .