Open Source

We strongly believe in Open Source and the Creative Commons. By freely releasing all of our code and documentation, we hope to create a vibrant and thriving community that will constantly improve the product we offer.

YourSite uses the Dreamwidth Studios codebase provided by Dreamwidth Studios, LLC. The source repository is located at Dreamwidth's GitHub Repositories.

The Dreamwidth Studios codebase is built on the Open Source codebase provided by We've extended and expanded upon the codebase, but we remain grateful to Danga Interactive, Six Apart Ltd, and LiveJournal Inc. for their efforts over the years.

Licensing Information:

Our FAQs and Guides are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 license where indicated. If you're using our documentation, please credit us as Dreamwidth Studios, LLC and provide a link to this Open Source page.

Attribution for Content

• In certain places, YourSite uses the Silk icon set made by Mark James, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. We are grateful to Mark for creating and sharing these.

• For some themes, YourSite uses the Circular icon set, designed by Ben Gillbanks, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. Some icons have been color-shifted to match the layouts they are used in.


Information about installing and maintaining a Dreamwidth-powered site can be found at the Dreamwidth Wiki. If you'd like to submit a patch to us, or see a list of the bugs available for someone to work on, check out our GitHub repository.

If you'd like to report a bug that you've found in the Dreamwidth code, please do so by opening a support request on, or email That will allow us to verify the bug and the steps to reproduce it before entering it into our bug tracking system. If the bug is security-related and you think it shouldn't be posted in public, you can email instead.