[Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] Completely unusable site
jon at rejon.org
Sun Sep 23 19:13:05 PDT 2007
On Sun, 2007-09-23 at 18:18 -0700, Greg Bulmash wrote:
> While providing some advantages, it also essentially destroys OCAL and
> just puts its content into Wikimedia Commons.
Well, if we could make Open Clip Art Library a front-end to our content
in Wikimedia Commons, does that change things? So, that you can still go
to openclipart.org and that is a nice friendly face (we could keep
similar to the current one) and a great way to add content to the larger
> If Wikimedia sees OCAL as useful enough to donate a developer for a
> couple of weeks as a goodwill gesture, I think that would be really
> useful. But not a fan of seeing OCAL swallowed up by Wikimedia commons.
That is another idea...Erik, are there any paid Wikimedia commons
developers...I wonder if Open Clip Art Library content used throughout
Wikimedia projects is just mirrored on Wikimedia's infrastructure rather
than directly linking to openclipart.org
> Erik Moeller wrote:
> > On 9/17/07, farmer.rod at gmail.com <farmer.rod at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I just wanted to voice my frustration at this site. It is completely unusable. In the
> >> past, it was relatively easy to find a category of icons, and see the thumbnails,
> >> determine what formats were available ... and download. Simple.
> >> The current design would have to be the most frustrating interface I have used
> >> in a long long time.
> > It might be worth considering merging openclipart.org with Wikimedia
> > Commons, which is the media repository used by Wikipedia and its
> > sister projects.
> > The MediaWiki software already has
> > - SVG thumbnail rendering
> > - versioned and editable metadata, including categories
> > - file versioning
> > It lacks a few other features, but one could attempt to spec these
> > out, and then Wikimedia Foundation and CC could pursue a joint
> > initiative to fund development work on them in some way. The current
> > OCL would then be accessible through a dedicated portal in Commons.
> > Let me know if this is something you want to discuss. As Board member
> > of the Foundation I don't have the authority to execute it myself, but
> > I can try to instigate it.
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