[cc-devel] GSoC proposal suggestion

Cassio Melo cassio.ufpe at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 11:00:36 EDT 2010


Thank you Kinkade, Yergler, I'll take your feedback into account :)

Cassio

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Nathan R. Yergler <
nathan at creativecommons.org> wrote:

> I concur with nearly everything Nathan Kinkade said.
>
> With respect to the adding from URL, the interesting thing is not adding
> the URL of the image/video/etc (as currently supported) but from a page
> that contains the resource + metadata.
>
> With respect to your proposal, I'd rather see proposals that focus on
> doing one thing really, really well and completely than on a couple of
> different projects.
>
> Regards,
>
> Nathan
>
>
> On 04/08/2010 12:56 PM, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:43 PM, Cassio Melo <cassio.ufpe at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> 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
> >> points)?
> >>
> >> I would like to know your opinion about the following part of my
> >> application:
> >>
> >> 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,
> >> Cassio
> >
> > Cassio,
> >
> > I'm personally more interested in WordPress integration, but others
> > may disagree or have interests elsewhere.
> >
> > 1) Yes, a plugin is ideal.  I can't speak for other people at CC, but
> > for me any integration that requires changes to the core WordPress
> > code is not particularly interesting.  It would hamper and complicate
> > uptake by people.   Ideally, the plugin would be simple and elegant,
> > to such a degree that WordPress devs may even at some point consider
> > integrating the functionality into the core code, obsoleting the
> > plugin.
> >
> > 2) I personally would rather a plugin not leverage LicenseChooser.js,
> > but support only the "Unported" licenses.  This should greatly
> > simplify the plugin, making necessary only a single call the CC API to
> > find what the latest version of the Unported licenses are.  Other
> > will/may disagree with me on this, and it is just my personal view on
> > it so it shouldn't be taken as me setting any guidelines on the
> > project.
> >
> > I'm not sure how you would implement grabbing metadata while fetching
> > an image from a URL.  The URL for the image may not be at all related
> > to the actual page where the image is displayed, and that page is
> > where any metadata would likely be ... unless I'm confusing something.
> >
> > Again, this is just my personal feedback.  I'm not defining the
> > project and others, principally Nathan Yergler, may differ from me and
> > basically he'll be the one likely setting the project bounds and
> > scope.
> >
> > Best
> >
> > Nathan
>
> --
> Nathan R. Yergler
> Chief Technology Officer
> Creative Commons
>
> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/User:Nathan_Yergler
>



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