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 formatted by MediaGoblin as both text and RDFa and is retained when the image is copied to clipboard using our Firefox add-on. Thus, it is possible to copy an image together with the linked metadata into Inkscape (as raster because of a Firefox limitation), produce a derived work and upload it to a MediaGoblin instance with the correct licensing and attribution information.
Currently we’ve got several example images published on our demo instance of MegiaGoblin. If you’d like to try out the plugins on your own instance, just follow the installation instructions in the plugin repositories.