Allow uploading derivative works and collages (using Upload Wizard?)
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Since derivativeFX ( http://toolserver.org/~luxo/derivativeFX/deri1.php ) is dead(?) it is no longer possible to create derivative works of files from Wikimedia Commons.


Version: 1.24rc
Severity: enhancement

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McZusatz created this task.Via LegacyJun 29 2014, 8:50 PM
Steinsplitter added a comment.Via ConduitJun 29 2014, 9:01 PM

We really need such a tool, +80500 Files was uploaded with Luxos's tool.
See https://tools.wmflabs.org/templatecount/?lang=commons&name=Uploaded+with+derivativeFX&namespace=10#bottom

Bawolff added a comment.Via ConduitJun 29 2014, 9:12 PM

Is uploadwizard really the appropriate component here? I would think this is a more general new extension request (?)

In the near future, it would probably be faster for someone to put a copy on tool labs (src is at https://svn.toolserver.org/svnroot/luxo/derivativeFX/ ), as rewriting it to be part of MediaWiki would probably take quite a bit of time.

Aklapper added a comment.Via ConduitJun 29 2014, 10:18 PM

[Setting low priority for MediaWiki itself to reflect reality.]

McZusatz added a comment.Via ConduitJul 20 2014, 10:58 AM

(In reply to Bawolff (Brian Wolff) from comment #2)

In the near future, it would probably be faster for someone to put a copy on
tool labs [...]

tracked at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Tool_Labs/Collection_of_issues_after_Toolserver_shutdown#luxo

Steinsplitter added a comment.Via ConduitJul 20 2014, 1:02 PM

Imho luxos's tool need completly rewritten...
The code is old and has a lot of huge bugs.

El_Grafo added a comment.Via ConduitJul 21 2014, 5:41 PM

(In reply to Bawolff (Brian Wolff) from comment #2)

Is uploadwizard really the appropriate component here? I would think this is
a more general new extension request (?)

Where, if not in the UploadWizard? After all, that's where people go to upload a file. DerivativeFX was a very useful crutch for the people who knew about it. Those who didn't often enough just hit the upload button – devil-may-care – creating a plethora of unnecessary, unintended in-house copyright violations (remember that attribution is a vital part of most of our licenses). Those are the people who need it – not the ones who regularly used DerivativeFX (they would have been able, and maybe even willing, to do it manually). So yes, imho it should be added as an option to the UploadWizard urgently. We need to point it right into people's faces – otherwise they won't notice.

If that's not enough: If Wikimedia wants their "Multimedia Vision 2016"[1] to happen, it will be needed anyway. And if you look closely, it's already in the "Planning slides for upgrading Upload Wizard"[2].

[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Multimedia_Features/Vision_2016
[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=File:Upload_Wizard_Slides.pdf&page=14

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitOct 13 2014, 5:19 PM

It looks like it's been moved to labs, but not enabled for use: https://tools.wmflabs.org/derivative/

Steinsplitter added a comment.Via ConduitOct 14 2014, 7:03 AM

(In reply to WhatamIdoing from comment #7)

It looks like it's been moved to labs, but not enabled for use:
https://tools.wmflabs.org/derivative/

https://github.com/derivativefx/derivativefx
Code need a lot of love and security fixes.

Nicolas_Raoul added a comment.Via ConduitOct 15 2014, 6:36 AM

Created attachment 16770
Proposed design for integration into the Upload Wizard

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El_Grafo added a comment.Via ConduitOct 21 2014, 8:11 PM

(In reply to Nicolas Raoul from comment #9)

Created attachment 16770 [details]
Proposed design for integration into the Upload Wizard

I'd make that "one or more existing files" (think of collages), but otherwise that's pretty much what I had in mind.

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Gilles added a project: Multimedia.Via WebNov 24 2014, 3:17 PM
Aklapper added a project: Commons.Via WebTue, Mar 10, 4:45 PM
Steinsplitter moved this task to Backlog (Uploading) on the Commons workboard.Via WebWed, Mar 11, 12:47 PM

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