[cc-community] Metadata for medias "with source files"?

Ryan Merkley ryan at creativecommons.org
Wed Sep 16 05:12:58 EDT 2015

Bob, that's a really interesting idea. It would require the file author to
share and publish those files, and also indicate their location, but that's
not an insurmountable challenge.

I wonder if a format like XMP might be able to handle this.

On Sep 16, 2015 10:38 AM, "Bob Chao" <bobchao at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> A few of us just discussed an issue about searching media files (like
> image, music clips) with the original file format for editing.
> In many situation, we need the original files for (easier)  editing.
> Say you've got a deck of slides in PDF format and want to adopt a few
> elements in it to your talk, you will definitely wants to have the original
> PPT/ODP/KEY files.
> Now thanks to CC metadata, we can search materials that we can freely use,
> but it still unclear that if a cc material do provide the source files from
> the search results.
> Maybe an additional metadata that can explicitly indicate the URL of the
> original format files would be useful?
> How do you think?
> ~Bob
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> Po-chiang Chao  (:BobChao)
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