[cc-devel] Google Summer of Code 2007 Application

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Wed Mar 21 13:37:51 EDT 2007


On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 09:21 -0300, Cassio Melo wrote:
> Good François.. In this case I'll write a Google Desktop plugin for
> searching CC licensed content, or does anyone have another suggestion?
> Thank you all for answering me.
> 
> Cassio

I think either of these is a great thing to work on. I think that
helping on OO.o and getting that knocked out is important and along with
Francois, this is a doable project.

The Google Desktop Plugin is good too...but the OO.o piece is the #1
priority IMO.

Jon

> On 3/21/07, François Déchelle <francois at dechelle.net> wrote:
>         Jon Phillips a écrit :
>         > On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 11:17 -0400, Nathan R. Yergler wrote:
>         >
>         >>On 3/19/07, Cassio Melo <cassio.ufpe at gmail.com> wrote:
>         >> 
>         >>>Hi there,
>         >>>
>         >>>I planning to submit an application for Google Summer of
>         Code 2007 but
>         >>>before that I'd like to hear from you some opinions about
>         my ideas:
>         >>> 
>         >>>- An OpenOffice Writer add-on for publishing and searching
>         CC licensed
>         >>>documents;
>         >>
>         >>I haven't thought much about integrating search, but an
>         OpenOffice.org
>         >>implementation of what the Microsoft Office Addin 
>         >>(http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Microsoft_Office_Addin)
>         does would be
>         >>killer.  Some additional thoughts on how it might work are
>         available 
>         >>at http://wiki.creativecommons.org/OpenOfficeOrg_Addin.
>         
>         > [...]
>         
>         > Hi Cassio, yes, I think both of these sound interesting. In
>         particular, 
>         > the OO.o plugin that would be for all OO.o would be
>         brilliant. I think
>         > of major importance is how to specifically add this support
>         to OO.o.
>         >
>         > I think there is the plug-in level support and also seeing
>         how a 
>         > contribution could be added to OO.o so that it ships as
>         default in OO.o.
>         >
>         > Anyhow, I'm cc'ing OO.o's community manager, who can comment
>         on this
>         > add-in some more and hopefully help you shape your
>         application. 
>         >
>         > Louis, we are taking the approach this year to add CC
>         support to key
>         > applications in FLOSS. Please assist :)
>         >
>         > Jon
>         
>         Hello,
>         
>         I have started working with Laurent Godard, an OpenOffice
>         developer, on 
>         the Creative Commons add-on for Open Office; there is a (yet
>         empty) wiki
>         page in Open Office extensions wiki
>         (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Extensions_repository/Creative_Commons)
>         and a cvs repository. I have not had much time yet to make
>         progress on
>         the implementation, but I am willing to do it and will have
>         more time in
>         the next weeks to work on it. I do agree that adding CC
>         support to OO.o
>         is very important.
>         
>         I think that there are some issues related to copyright if we
>         want that
>         the CC add-on is integrated in OO.o (which would be the best
>         solution).
>         Sun requires that people using the open office cvs sign a
>         joined 
>         copyright agreement, which I did. The licence of the add-on is
>         LGPL of
>         course.
>         
>         Of course, the GSoC will help, and I don't think that the job
>         will be
>         finished by this summer. If I can be of any help in shaping
>         the 
>         application, please let me know.
>         
>         I'll fill the wiki page asap and make an announce on cc-devel.
>         
>         Best,
>         
>         François
>         
>         
> 
> 
> 
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