[Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] Completely unusable site
erik at wikimedia.org
Sun Sep 23 17:50:11 PDT 2007
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
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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