[cc-devel] Proposal Planning - OO.o Plugin

Nathan R. Yergler nathan at creativecommons.org
Sun Mar 25 20:09:11 EDT 2007

On 3/24/07, Cassio Melo <cassio.ufpe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could you give your suggestions about this part of the proposal? It's a
> (little) scratch of what I'm planning to do in this project. Some works were
> done and I intend to work on them.

I just skimmed it (traveling this weekend) but looks like a good
start; I look forward to reading the full proposal.


> --
> I will use webservices to retrieve licensing information from CC licensing
> engine (through REST interface) and mount the interface. It can be
> encapsulated as an UNO service, allowing better reuse. To store licensing
> information, Creative Commons provides simple RDF descriptions of its
> licenses. The OO.o file format could be manipulated as a zip file and it
> includes an XML file for metadata (meta.xml), which I could use for
> embedding the license information. For this, the OASIS Open Office XML
> format specification proposed by Nathan Yergler could be used as a
> reference.
> Possible additional contributions (time permitting):
>    - Make license text available as Auto Text;
>    - Display license information when opening CC licensed documents;
>  Once plugged, the license-selection software will appear as a menu option
> in the OpenOffice application. It will generate a Creative Commons logo, a
> short summary of the license chosen, and a hyperlink to the Creative Commons
> Web site.
> The project goals, desirability for the add-in, its plan have been discussed
> on the CC-devel mailing list and ccWiki, where they received support from CC
> maintainers.
> Most likely implementing all the features will be possible after the end of
> Summer of Code and I'm commiting to perform it then.
> --
> I'll send the full proposal for review soon!
> PS.: Yes, I'll review the english =)
> Best regards,
> Cassio
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> Cássio Melo
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