[Clipart] Tasks for 'openclipart' package

"Áki G. Karlsson" aki at akademia.is
Wed Jun 9 16:07:02 PDT 2004

I don't know of any site that accepts unreviewed content directly. After 
all these years with the Internet people still seem to be extremely wary 
of letting the users go on unchecked. There usually is some sort of 
gatekeeper somewhere that you send an email to AFAIK.

An idea for openclipart.org might be to accept anything to be put in an 
offline pool and automatically entering the filename into a database 
marking it "pending" or somesuch. Then anyone of the registered 
"developers" could change that status having viewed the content. There 
are enough developers, I assume, that this could work fast. This would 
require an interface to the database accessible only to the developers 
and then just a display unit for displaying accepted files on the 
website. A series of checkpoints could be established for accepting 
content, the most important of which would be a pd declaration submitted 
in a text file with the image or entered into the svg metadata. An email 
might also be required so that the reviewer could contact the author for 
clarification. This sort of process (a sort of "deferred live 
broadcast") is common in open-source projects AFAIK. Authors wanting to 
maintain their own collections might be trusted to do so with cvs in a 
manner similar to the experimental branch of inkscape (correct me if I'm 
wrong here). Statistics could be provided for pending/accepted/rejected 
works in the same way as for patches.

Utopia again... I'll check and see if I can find some canned and ready 
php code somewhere (probably under "image collections" "photoalbums" or 
something similar).

btw. is there a feature request in Inkscape for a metadata dialog? It 
could be a tab under document options providing the few essential 
fields... That would be extremely cool. First time I tried copying the 
md from the wiki into my image it broke, as I forgot to include the 
namespace declaration for rdf and thought for a few frustrating hours 
that the editors and viewers simply weren't accepting metadata embedded 
in svg :)

Best regards


Bryce Harrington wrote:

>On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, [ISO-8859-1] "Áki G. Karlsson" wrote:
>>I think, however, that the pool should be accessible on the website, 
>>preferably through some browseable index of thumbnails... like most of 
>>the other clipart sites I've used. It is what one would expect of a 
>>"clipart site".
>Is the software that these sites use to manage their clipart uploads
>available as open source?  If we could just reuse their software it'd
>save us the trouble.

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