[cc-devel] Status of the official CC Wordpress plugin

Dan Mills dan at creativecommons.org
Fri Jul 26 18:16:45 EDT 2013


Hi all,

Tarmo, apologies I haven't done the password reset for Nathan Yergler's
wordpress.com account. I'll take a look at that today. Thanks for your
effort in nursing the plugin back to health!

Kent,

Welcome!

Dan



On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Kent Mewhort <kent at openissues.ca> wrote:

>  Hi Everyone,
>
> I first want to say "hi" by way of introduction, as I just joined this
> list.  I'm the legal lead for CC Canada (but spend most time in software
> development as opposed to lawyering).  I also run the licensing information
> site www.clipol.org.  Okay, back to the thread...
>
> Tarmo, it looks like there's another WP Plugin called "Creative Commons
> Configurator" that is more up-to-date (it has commits in 2013 at any
> rate):  http://wordpress.org/plugins/creative-commons-configurator-1/.
> Maybe it doesn't meet your needs, but I just thought I'd mention it in case
> you hadn't seen it.
>
> Also, I implemented a CC Rails gem earlier this week (and it'll be on
> Github once I get a moment to write a readme).  It's a basic view helper
> that allows one liners such as "license_helper(:by_sa)" or
> "license_helper(:by_sa, jurisdiction: :ca, version: '3.0' ) to generate the
> license notices.   I mention this gem because it pulls in full I18n
> internationalization support for all jurisdictions and languages available
> on the License Chooser webpage.  I'd be happy to port these localizations
> over to the WP plugin.
>
> Kent
>
>
> On 13-07-26 02:47 PM, Tarmo Toikkanen wrote:
>
> What's happened so far:
>
>  Haven't heard any comments from BjornW yet. I contacted the original
> author, first CTO Nathan Yergler, but even he is unable to make changes to
> the existing plugin in Wordpress Codex, since the account is keyed to his
> now nonexistent @creativecommons.org mail account. And the current CTO,
> Nathan Kinkade, just left CC, so we're in a bit of an impasse. I sent email
> to Dan to see if he can help recover the email confirmation message that
> would allow someone to edit the plugin, but he hasn't responded - probably
> busy with many other things.
>
>  I'm happy doing my own thing with the plugin, but I'm still thinking it
> would make sense to have a concerted effort and rebuild the official plugin
> and to get it to be available on wordpress.com blogs. This will not
> happen unless the CC as an organization is behind the plugin. But I guess
> technical work is a bit stalled right now due personnel changes.
>
>  --
> Tarmo Toikkanen
> tarmo at iki.fi
> http://tarmo.fi
>
>  On Wednesday 24. 07 2013 at 13.36, Maarten Zeinstra wrote:
>
>   Hi Tarmo,
>
>  How are you doing with you wp-cc-plugin? Happy to help when you have
> specific questions.
>
>  Cheers,
>
>  Maarten
> --
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>
>
>
>  On Jul 8, 2013, at 9:35 , BjornW <burobjorn at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   Thanks, I've forked it to my repos & 'll have a look.
>
>  grtz
> BjornW
>
>  On 06-07-13 18:49, Tarmo Toikkanen wrote:
>
>  Hi Bjorn! I pushed my edits to a github repository
> here: https://github.com/tarmot/wp-cc-plugin/tree/tarmo-mods
> The plugin is still named according to the original License, so it
> will conflict with it and cannot be published on WP codex as it is.
> But you should be able to give it a go.
>
>  --
> Tarmo Toikkanen
> tarmo at iki.fi
> http://tarmo.fi
>
>  On Friday 5. 07 2013 at 22.59, BjornW wrote:
>
>   Hi Tarmo,
>
>  I'm a WordPress plugin developer myself and I'm willing to help out. For
> instance with testing. Do you have your code somewhere online, like
> Github or some other place where we can check it out and perhaps send
> patches / pull requests?
>
>  grtz
> BjornW
>
>  On 05-07-13 21:49, Tarmo Toikkanen wrote:
>
>  Hi all,
>
>  I'm new to the list, but did check the archives back at least 2 years
> and did not see any mention of this. So here goes:
>
>  There's a Wordpress plugin that is listed in the CC
> wiki: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/WpLicense
> However, WpLicense hasn't been updated since 2007. It's well done,
> since it still works. However, it is very limited in its
> behavior. Does anyone know if there's already people looking at
> resuming development of that plugin?
>
>  What I've needed is a plugin that works for a multi-author blog, where
> each author may have a separate license in use, and where certainly
> the attribution generated in the CC license should reflect each post's
> real author.
>
>  The best plugin I've found is License, which also is outdated and a
> bit buggy: http://wordpress.org/plugins/license/
>
>  I've updated it myself to work better in non-US contexts and fixing
> bugs. It allows for a default CC license for the blog, a default
> license for each author, and post-specific licenses that override
> those defaults. The widgets and short codes display correct
> post-specific author names in the RDF and HTML.
>
>  I'm planning on publishing my fixed version of "License" to the
> Wordpress codex. But I'm wondering what the best approach would be in
> terms of WpLicense and what others are planning or wanting to do.
>
>  --
> Tarmo Toikkanen
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