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kipling
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license

Post by kipling » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:11 am

Two license-related issues with the gallery:

1. I am not sure if the web form for gallery upload reflects the most recent licenses available. The cf application seems to have picked up this newish license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/ However, I have tried to update the license on a recent upload using the web form, and it only offers 2.5. I am not sure when 3.0/au surfaced, so whether this is just lag, or whether you guys need to update your database manually.

2. Given that we are getting more mashups in the gallery, is it possible for the gallery to support links between derived works? Ideas for implementation:
* links to and from derived works
* links to and from included files
* magically parse gallery id, or gallery url, or list of gallery ids, ...
* "helpful reminders" for the author to respect the license of the original work. e.g. I am happy with "cc by-sa", but if I post a work derived from something that is "cc by-nc-sa", then it would be nice to be reminded to respect this, or to ask the original author.

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Re: license

Post by MtnViewJohn » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:39 pm

Context Free uses version 0.92 of the Creative Commons license widget and the gallery site uses version 0.97. Strange that the newer version uses older versions of the Australian license. I will ask the widget developers if they can update version 0.97 with the latest licenses.

We have been thinking of updating the gallery with links for derived works. I like your idea of having separate links for derived works and included works and for making the links reciprocal. Adding some logic for noticing cc license issues is a cool idea.

Can you elaborate on what kind of magic parsing you want?

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Re: license

Post by kipling » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:24 am

Thanks. I figured it may be something upstream. Maybe wait a few weeks and see if it sorts itself out?

Parsing? No firm ideas. At a bare minimum the gallery ID and gallery URL could be recognised. Gallery title is obviously trickier - the only implementation I can think with this is akin to your tag autocomplete where typing "Spira" will drop down many options like "Spiral by Joe #222". However this is a bigger namespace than tags, so I have no idea whether this is feasible.

The other issue regarding attribution is that of recognising where downloaded files came from. I have a few I have downloaded from the gallery that are not immediately clear where they came from or how they were licensed. If the download function automatically appends a comment derived from the gallery page, the downloaded file then has at least some information. Here I am thinking something like:

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/*
Design "Emblem" by Pakin
Downloaded from contextfreeart.org on 8th of June 2010
http://www.contextfreeart.org/gallery/view.php?id=2355
Requires included files:
 ...
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
*/

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Re: license

Post by kipling » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:13 pm

... one more gallery idea, prompted by MVM's comment on http://www.contextfreeart.org/gallery/view.php?id=2372 - I hadn't downloaded the design myself prior to this, and I agree with the sentiment.
Quite often there are several nice variations from one bit of code. One "design" page could have additional variation uploads. For viewing, the page would present a bar of thumbnails with live image replacement, either via hover or click. Maybe the gallery index page shows first, last, random or selected.

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