[Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] Completely unusable site
oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 18:18:10 PDT 2007
While providing some advantages, it also essentially destroys OCAL and
just puts its content into Wikimedia Commons.
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.
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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