Ryan Kaldari | 4 Jan 20:37 2011
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Re: What do you like of the various Flickr upload tools

Hey Bryan,
Did you ever make any progress on getting a Flickr uploading extension 
going? If not, I would like to go ahead and propose it as a project for 
the WMF to work on.

Ryan Kaldari

On 10/30/10 2:51 PM, Bryan Tong Minh wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Magnus Manske
> <magnusmanske@...>  wrote:
>    
>> It should be comparatively simple
>> to write a more generic "transfer" parent class, which then would have
>> derived classes for each of these sites; a simple method (e.g. for an
>> image page on flickr, give me the URL of the most high-res file) might
>> be sufficient for specialization.
>>
>>      
> Good idea, I will take that into account
>
>    
>> Second, the special case of transfering from other MediaWiki sites.
>> This includes all Wiki(m|p)edia projects, as I do in [2] with>400K
>> uses (and [3], when it works), but also WikiTravel, and basically any
>> other MediaWiki installation where a license can be determined. While
>> it might seem to be easy to implement this, as we are more familiar
>> with the site behaviour,
>>      
>    
>> there is no API for image metadata in
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Bryan Tong Minh | 4 Jan 20:58 2011
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Re: What do you like of the various Flickr upload tools

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari@...> wrote:
> Hey Bryan,
> Did you ever make any progress on getting a Flickr uploading extension
> going? If not, I would like to go ahead and propose it as a project for
> the WMF to work on.
>
Not yet, perhaps February or March.
I think it would be good to have it as WMF project, as long the
community stays involved with it. So make sure that your requirements
are public and that the community is involved evaluating them and make
design decisions public so that volunteer developers can collaborate
on the development.

Bryan
David Gerard | 11 Jan 22:05 2011
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Chrome drops H.264 - to go Theora and VP8

http://blog.chromium.org/2011/01/html-video-codec-support-in-chrome.html

Chromium will support only Theora and VP8, Chrome to follow. Same as Firefox 4.

(How close are we to allowing VP8 on WMF? I understand Greg Maxwell,
as one of those actually working on making the VP8 code drop usable,
had some qualms about the code at the time.)

- d.
Michael Dale | 11 Jan 23:05 2011
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Re: Chrome drops H.264 - to go Theora and VP8

This is a big development.

WebM support will ideally not be a one off solution .. I would like it
to include transcoding support so that if your browser only can view
theora videos you can still view the clip that was originally in WebM or
vise versa. Also its important because until flash ships WebM support
the java cortado applet ( that can only play ogg ) would be the only way
for IE users to access the videos.

And of course the normal benefits of transcoding such as not loading the
HD clip for thumbnail sized version in a given article, and ensuring
clips have a more consistent bitrate for webstreaming would be helpfull
additions to our video support.

I hope to make some progress on this soon. And will be sure to announce
any updates here and on the techblog.

peace,
--michael

On 01/11/2011 03:05 PM, David Gerard wrote:
> http://blog.chromium.org/2011/01/html-video-codec-support-in-chrome.html
>
> Chromium will support only Theora and VP8, Chrome to follow. Same as Firefox 4.
>
> (How close are we to allowing VP8 on WMF? I understand Greg Maxwell,
> as one of those actually working on making the VP8 code drop usable,
> had some qualms about the code at the time.)
>
>
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Bryan Tong Minh | 20 Jan 20:05 2011
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File licensing information support

Hello,

As you may have noticed, Roan, Krinkle and me have started to more
tightly integrate image licensing within MediaWiki. Our aim is to
create a system where it should be easy to obtain the basic copyright
information of an image in a machine readable format, as well as
querying images with a certain copyright state (all images copyrighted
by User:XY, all images licensed CC-BY-SA, etc)

At this moment we only intend to store author and license information,
but nothing stops us from expanding this in the future.

We have put some information in a not so structured way at mw.org [1].
There are some issues open on the talk page [2]. Input is of course
welcome, both here or preferably at the talk page.

Bryan

[1]  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Files_and_licenses_concept
[2]  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Files_and_licenses_concept
Erik Moeller | 20 Jan 22:37 2011
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US gov't awards $2B in edu. grants with CC-BY outputs

This may turn out to be a huge win for free culture if it's
administered well. Many of the resulting resources may turn out to be
useful for Wikibooks, Wikiversity and Wikimedia Commons. I'm
especially pleased that they avoided adding non-commercial use
restrictions.

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/26100
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Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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Andrea Zanni | 21 Jan 09:59 2011

Re: File licensing information support

I just looked at the page you linked, just my 2 cents (I'm not a dev, so I just post these random questions)
* is there any intention to use a metadata schema?
** are you planning using Dublin Core or something else?
* what about metadata exchange protocol as OAI-MPH (there should be a MW extension, but I don't know it works)
or OAI-ORE (still in development, AFAIK)? 

Aubrey
(it.source, wmi board)

2011/1/20 Bryan Tong Minh <bryan.tongminh-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Hello,


As you may have noticed, Roan, Krinkle and me have started to more
tightly integrate image licensing within MediaWiki. Our aim is to
create a system where it should be easy to obtain the basic copyright
information of an image in a machine readable format, as well as
querying images with a certain copyright state (all images copyrighted
by User:XY, all images licensed CC-BY-SA, etc)

At this moment we only intend to store author and license information,
but nothing stops us from expanding this in the future.

We have put some information in a not so structured way at mw.org [1].
There are some issues open on the talk page [2]. Input is of course
welcome, both here or preferably at the talk page.


Bryan


[1]  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Files_and_licenses_concept
[2]  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Files_and_licenses_concept

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Erik Moeller | 22 Jan 01:10 2011
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InDesign/Scribus conversion needed

Hi folks,

as you may be aware, Peter Kaufman et al. recently created a "Video
for Wikipedia" brochure for cultural and educational institutions:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Videowikipedia_v1.pdf

For purposes of localization and adaptation, it would be great to have
a source in a free format. Unfortunately it was made in InDesign. If
there are any volunteers who can handle a conversion to Scribus, that
would be great. The sources are here:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:Video_for_Wikipedia.zip

Any help would be most welcome.
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Dereckson | 22 Jan 02:01 2011
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Re: InDesign/Scribus conversion needed

Hi,

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 7:10 PM, Erik Moeller <erik@...> wrote:
> For purposes of localization and adaptation, it would be great to have
> a source in a free format. Unfortunately it was made in InDesign. If
> there are any volunteers who can handle a conversion to Scribus, that
> would be great. The sources are here:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:Video_for_Wikipedia.zip
>
> Any help would be most welcome.

I've a virtual machine I use as remote desktop with both InDesign and
Scribus installed.

If anyone wants to handle the conversion but doesn't have InDesign, I
can provide him an account on this machine.

And yes it's reactive even remotely (in time reply): I prepared in
2007 a 16 pages A3 magazine using Photoshop and InDesign through RDP
without any real issue.

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Best Regards,
Sébastien Santoro aka Dereckson
Teofilo | 26 Jan 12:04 2011
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Call for help to negociate Presidency of Argentina partnership

Our previous agreement with the Presidency of Argentina has entered a
grey zone where we don't know exactly what we are allowed to do with
their media.

So this agreement needs a new negociation for renewal or the best
termination terms.

Could anyone help ?

We need someone with a good knowledge of Wikimedia Commons licencing policies

We need someone with access to OTRS so that he/she can read the former
E-mail agreement.

We need a lawyer or someone with experience of conducting successful
negociations.

For more details, see :

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Licensing#Template:CC-AR-Presidency

Gmane