[cc-devel] GSoC proposal suggestion

Cassio Melo cassio.ufpe at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 22:43:36 EDT 2010

I think I will apply for other project, to not be unfair with other students
that are already engaged in this project longer than me :)

As for the FF and Chrome extensions... I think adding support to the
Wordpress Media Manager is more important to CC, isn't it? Or maybe both
projects in the same application (I think it's viable and it may increase my

I would like to know your opinion about the following part of my

Wordpress Media Manager Extension

1. Project planning

Delivering it as a plugin is the preferred option. However some issues have
to be considered like for example, how to deal with metadata imported from
an URL or in case of inserting the license code along with the media in the
page. A patch might be needed along with the plugin.

2. Extending Media Manager interface to support CC licensing process

This is relatively easy to accomplish using the LicenseChooser.js for
integrating license selection into the application.

3. Store license and attribution information in the WordPress database

I will investigate the appropriate handling of licensing information in the
Wordpress database and to insert the license metadata in the media (it might
require a patch for that).

Possible additional contributions (time permitting):

   - Include support for adding media from URL (fetching the license
metadata as well);
   - Create an extension for Joomla as well;

    Once installed, the license-selection extension will appear as a
fieldset right below the file information (title, caption, etc). It will
generate a the license logo and a short summary of the license chosen right
after the selection (using AJAX).


Too confusing? I appreciate any feedback!

Best regards,

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Nathan R. Yergler <
nathan at creativecommons.org> wrote:

> Hi Cassio,
> Welcome back :).  The improvements and features we'd like to see added
> to the  OpenOffice.org plugin have been discussed on this list over the
> past week; please see the archives for that discussion.
> We do have people who are applying for both the OOo plugin update and
> the Firefox plugin projects, but you're welcome to apply for either or
> both.  Let me know if I can answer any questions or provide details you
> may need.  Look forward to seeking your application(s).
> Regards,
> Nathan
> On 04/05/2010 03:22 PM, Cassio Melo wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > It's been a long time since I developed the CC OO addin for the GSoC
> > 2007. I would like to apply this year again with Creative Commons. This
> > time  I wish to participate in those projects:
> >
> >     * OpenOffice Plugin Updates (including support for Draw). I think
> >       last year a guy tried to do it unsuccessfully. Besides the updates
> >       I intend to document all the code for future developers;
> >     * Time permiting it would be fun to implement a FF plugin to CC
> >       community (attribution helper).
> >
> > I know there're good developers out there, but I think my credentials
> > are appropriated on those subjects.
> >
> >     * I successfully developed the OO addin (with Nathan Yergler);
> >     * I'm long time CC user and worked with the community;
> >     * I know how to do it (both OO and FF extension experience);
> >     * I improved my English since last time :)
> >
> > What do you think about it? Is it relevant for you? What should be
> improved?
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Cassio
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Cassio Melo
+55 81 9134 1950
www.cin.ufpe.br/~cam2 <http://www.cin.ufpe.br/%7Ecam2>
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