[Wiki Loves Monuments] open source software for running the competition

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 10:27:49 UTC 2012

2012/9/14 Mike  Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2012/9/14 Mike  Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>:
>>> Well, For me the goal is to collect media about the area under a
>>> commons license. I am not interested in teaching people to read,
>>> because most of them dont. there is just too much text on commons for
>>> people to read, they dont understand or have the patience.  It is not
>>> the commons suck, it is just at too high a level for the users that I
>>> am dealing with. We have tried to get translators, it is just too much
>>> for them.
>> I remember there was an Isrealis project of collecting old photos and
>> then upload them to Commons via local server. Maybe they can share
>> some code with you?
>> By the way - such a server side collecting photo software would be
>> usefull not only for WLM but also in many other cases - for example
>> during cooperation with GLAM Institutions.
>> Maybe you will find interesting a Vicunia uploader:
>> https://github.com/yarl/vicuna
>> It is probably still too sophisticated - but it let collect photos and
>> add metadata off-line, save metadata as an xml file in a folder
>> together with pictures and then upload files later.
> thanks, a bit like the commonist. I will check it out,
> I am looking for an intermedia web server solution and maybe a super
> simple client app or just a web front end.

I think it is possible to use Vicunia as a client app - it is just a
single jar file - not so large and probably after removing some not
needed stuff it could be made simpler and lighter.

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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