ml at creativecommons.org
Wed Feb 1 15:31:39 EST 2012
"building CC support into actual applications" is great at should be
highlighted, but not ideal at all for a new contributor:
- Sometimes trivially simple, so much so not really interesting
- Beyond the trivially simple, requires really significant
understanding of relevant standards and practices and how they might
relate to what application in question does
- Either of the above requires long-term maintenance or functionality
will quickly be abandonware, not working with new versions of
But as a consequence of the above, fixing bugs and doing evaluations
and filing bugs against existing code which builds, or once
halfway-built CC support into some application is valuable, eg various
extensions that have been developed for WordPress, Drupal, and
I think it'd be interesting for whatever becomes of a CC developer
portal to also highlight applications that CC doesn't work on
directly, but already do support CC in some fashion. This collection
would be varied enough in implementation language, application domain,
etc, that anyone who wants to code for free culture (or something like
that) could find something they'd be really excited about. And
improvements in applications that people use to create, curate, etc
free culture, OA, OER, etc, are a big long-term win for CC.
Some obvious applications:
* GNU FM
On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 7:30 AM, Christopher Allan Webber
<cwebber at creativecommons.org> wrote:
> Likely not, agreed that building CC support into actual applications the
> most important thing at this point. Probably worth a clean-out of that page.
> Nathan Yergler <nathan at yergler.net> writes:
>> Are there any "challenges" listed on that page beyond
>> that CC actually cares about these days?
>> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Christopher Allan Webber
>> <cwebber at creativecommons.org> wrote:
>>> There are some good suggestions on ways to help there, as well as on
>>> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Developer_Challenges (sadly not updated
>>> in a while).
>>> I think the best thing that can be done for now is to build CC licensing
>>> tools into your favorite program. For example, we have a plugin for
>>> openoffice, there are several for wordpress, and OpenAttribute for
>>> firefox, etc. I'm struggling to think of python-specific applications
>>> that are in most need of CC licensing help at the moment, though.
>>> - Chris
>>> PS: If you really are interested in helping, you could help assist with
>>> fixing bugs in our website and etc:
>>> I suspect that's not very exciting! But if you are interested, feel
>>> free to join us in channel #cc on irc.freenode.net
>>> Good luck and have fun!
>>> - Chris
>>> Stas Sușcov <stas at nerd.ro> writes:
>>>> Hello and welcome,
>>>> I'm not from inside the CC team, but I think you could take a look at
>>>> developer's wiki pages:
>>>> Hope it helps.
>>>> Good luck!
>>>> În data de Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:00:58 +0200, Rj redoc <rjredoc at gmail.com> a
>>>>> i forgot to mention that i have no previous experience of such
>>>>> projects. i
>>>>> am a college student in my second year and i know basic level python.
>>>>> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Rj redoc <rjredoc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> hello. I have learned basic python and want to contribute something to
>>>>>> this organisation and in the process expand my knowledge and
>>>>>> experience.could anybody please help me where to start.
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