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.Jun 29 2014, 8:50 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.

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

(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

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

(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

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

(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.

Created attachment 16770
Proposed design for integration into the Upload Wizard

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(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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