MediaGoblin plugins for SVG and RDFa

Last week we’ve made a couple of MediaGoblin plugins to complement our previous work on Firefox and Inkscape. The first is an SVG plugin that enables SVG image support in MediasGoblin and the second is an RDFa plugin, which displays attribution information for the image and any original works that constitute it. The metadata is […]

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Embedded or linked metadata?

LWN.net wrote about the image copy-paste add-on and ballombe asked why the metadata was in the web page: All the standard image format allow to embed metadata. Why not store attribution there ? This would be simpler and more robust. It’s a very good question with one technical answer, but it also helps raising a lot […]

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Pasting images with automatic attribution

When you can copy an image with it’s metadata to the clipboard, it becomes possible for applications to use that information when you paste the image. One very useful feature is to use the metadata to automatically generate a correct attribution for images shared with Creative Commons licenses. This has two big benefits: The friction […]

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Copy RDFa metadata from webpages

Copy RDFa metadata It’s been quiet on the show-and-tell side of things here as we’ve been working on more lower-level stuff, but now it’s time to pick up the thread again on how to copy metadata over the clipboard.  Last time I showed how XMP-embedded metadata could be copied from GNOME Image Viewer into Inkscape […]

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What is a maintained standard?

In my latest post here I mentioned how I considered Exif to be a non-maintained standard. If you’ve been following our Tweets, you’ve seen that this caused some comments. What is a maintained standard? And does a standard need to be maintained to be useful? First a bit of background of our work: Commons Machinery […]

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What makes Exif successful?

If you’ve worked anything with primarily photographs, you’ve at one point or another come across Exif, a standard that specifies information such as where a photograph was taken (GPS coordinates), the manufacturer of the camera with which the photograph was taken, the aperture used, if the flash was in use or not, and so on. […]

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Remixing for Learning – Learning Remixing

Together with the awesome people here at Commons Machinery, I’ve been working on an application for funding from the .SE Internet fund where we want to create an environment for children to experience remixing. We want to encourage children to think about remixing, what it means to them, and the role of attribution in using […]

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The Importance of Context

What is digital art? This was the question of the day on Wednesday this week when a group of people, myself included, under the leadership of Ronald Bengtsson (Strandverket Art Museum) gathered in Gothenburg. A popular definition of digital art is that it is all art which use digital means either for the production of […]

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