A new toy written by River. Not enabled on Wikimedia as yet.
cc Raul - you're the music nerd. How limited is ABC? Is there a
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From: River Tarnell <river(a)loreley.flyingparchment.org.uk>
Subject: [Wikitech-l] new extension for embedded music scores
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i have written a new extension to embed music scores in MediaWiki pages:
unlike the Lilypond extension, this uses a simple input language (ABC) that is
much easier to validate for security. ABC is mostly used to transcribe Irish
trad and other simple tunes, but it recently gained support for more advanced
features, e.g. multiple staves and lyrics. this is supported in the extension
using the 'abcm2ps' tool.
unlike the existing ABC extension (AbcMusic), it doesn't support opening
arbitrary files as ABC input (which is a potential security issue), and has
several additional features:
- - The original ABC can be downloaded easily
- - The score can be downloaded as PDF, PostScript, MIDI or Ogg Vorbis
- - A media player can be embedded in the page to play the media file
i believe the ABC format is suitable for transcribing the majority of scores
currently on Wikimedia projects. although it can't handle all of them, it is
better than the current situation. plus, as ABC is simple, and existing ABC
scores are easily available, it's easier for novice users to contribute.
i would be interested to hear peoples' thoughts on enabling this extension on
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No, that shouldn't be happening. It doesn't have <noedit>, so you should
be permitted to edit it. And it explicitly permits reupload, so rotate
bot for example wouldn't be affected.
That said, it is /far/ better if these images are renamed upon
discovery. I had been doing this for some time; I will have to get back
I followed a link recently to
<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:100_3508.JPG> which was a
nominee in the 2007 POTY competition and has since been deleted
because it was uploaded under another name.
When I attempt to create the page, to add "#REDIRECT
[[:Image:A_storm_at_Pors-Loubous.jpg]]", I get this message:
You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
The name of the file you are uploading begins with PICT, DSC, image,
..., which is a non-descriptive name typically assigned automatically
by digital cameras. Please choose a more descriptive name for your
So... this is kind of weird. Is it just a MediaWiki bug? It seems like
this check should only happen when Image: pages are created by new
uploads, as opposed to manual editing. Also I thought the "sensible
filename" thing was a warning rather than an error. And "permission"
is not too accurate for what type of error it is.
Just thought I would check if anyone has any insight on this before
putting it on bugzilla.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:
This is a sort of meta-licensing issue.
My understanding has always been that images appearing on Commons are
supposed to be free in both their country of origin and in the US ,
since WMF is hosted in the US.
The US approach to Berne and related international obligations is
fairly simple to understand though in some cases it has some wacky
implications. In general, the US says that a work is protected by
copyright in the US if and only if a comparable work created by a US
citizen and published in the US would be protected. Or in other
words, all works published in treaty countries are treated as if they
were the works of US citizens (with the exception that certain
historical notice and registration provisions are waived). For the
purposes of this discussion, I'm going to ignore some of the nuances
regarding timing of treaty signatures and URAA reciprocity, which may
modify the conclusions in particular cases but not the general gist.
The philosophy behind the US implementation of Berne is an easy point
of view to express, but it has some difficult implications. In
particular, since the US does not honor the rule of the shorter term
, an image may be subject to US copyright protection for longer (in
some cases much longer) than it is subject to copyright protection in
its country of origin.
As enumerated in Commons:Licensing there are many countries were the
copyright term on all or some works is shorter than the 70 years pma
usually applied in the US, e.g. China, India, Italy, Japan, etc. This
creates a question. Once an image's copyright expires in the country
of origin should it be included in Commons even if it hasn't expired
in the US yet? Working precedent on Commons often seems to say yes,
though a strict reading of copyright law would seem to say no.
In addition, there are substantial classes of images, including parts
of Freedom of Panorama  in particular, where copyright law in other
countries includes exemptions that have no corresponding exemption in
US law. It appears that Commons routinely includes such images, even
without considering whether a comparable image produced in the US
would be free or not. In at least some cases, this suggests that
foreign authors could use US courts to enforce copyright protections
in the US even when there would be no comparable protection available
to them in their country of origin.
It seems to me that there are many images (and whole categories) where
the only criteria for inclusion applied has been whether the image is
free in the country of origin, without consideration to whether the
work would also be free in the US. Or perhaps I am mistaken about
this? Should we be reviewing all foreign images to decide whether a
comparable US work would be free, and deleting ones that wouldn't be?
The new language: - First time in this internet world we are going to introduce a new language which we called "angle theory". When two different country's men talking & they don't know each other's language, they behave like deaf & dumb & think about that's student who just finish their computer classes but he can't identify the English words because his mother language is not English. It's his second language. What is way out for that student? The problem is begins. He might familiar with computer basics. But until he away from the sea of knowledge (Internet).( More than 75% population of the World Can't identify English Alphabets but Websites names are available in English only) With our angle theory we'll enable them to surf internet & provide them the best material as they need.
AtoAll's Angle theory : -
Girls Pictures Angle:- Press in the address bar, three letters twice, which are together on the keyboard, in (7 angle ) e.g. www.aasszz.com for quick girls pictures. For More Details:-
Boys Images Angle:- Press in the address bar, three letters twice, which are together on the keyboard in Opposed ' 7 ' angle for fast hot boys wallpapers e.g. ggffvv.com For More Details:-
More Fast Web Search Angle:- First time in the world whole keyboard is booked by www.AtoAll.com ( right to left angle) for more easy & fast web search. Type in the address bar three letters twice which are together on the keyboard e.g. www.mmnnbb.com. You will see new more fast search engine. This option is working from whole computer keyboard. For More Details:-
Games Angle :- Type two times three letters in opposed A angle which are together on the keyboard for Games. E.g. press in address bar www.jjuuhh.com for games , this option is working from whole keyboard for different games. For More Details:-
Funny Clips Angle:- Press in the address bar three letters twice which are together in 'V' angle for fast funny and comedy video clips e.g. ffvvgg.com For More Details:-
Wallpapers Angle :- Press three letters twice which are together on the keyboard ( in C angle up to down angle or ) for top & good wallpapers. You can find top wallpapers websites by one shortcut method. E.g. press in the address bar www.wwaazz.com you will see a wallpaper site. This cool option is working from whole keyboard. For More Details:-
Videos Angle :- Press three letters twice which are together on the keyboard ( in C angle down to up angle or ) for top & best Videos. Now you can find top Videos by one hot key method. E.g. press in the address bar www.xxssee.com this option is working from whole keyboard. For More Details:-
News Angle:- Type three letters twice which are together on the keyboard for easy top news. You can find your top news sites by one method. E.g. Press www.nnjjii.com for news search. This option is working from whole keyboard. For More Details:-
Country search Angle:- Type four letters twice which are together on the keyboard for country search engines. If you want to UK search engine then you can start from U (right to left). E.g. press in the address bar www.uuyyttrr.com you will see UK search engine. This option is working from whole keyboard for different countries. For More Details:-
Internet Tools Angle:- Now you can use Top Net Tools more easily on ( A angle). Type three letters twice which are together on the keyboard. E.g. for Domain Checking = www.ddrrff.com & www.atoall.com = www.aawwss.com .This option is working from whole keyboard for different tools. For More Details:-
Sites Shortcuts Angle :- Type three letters twice which are together on the computer keyboard. You can browse your top websites by easy option. Shortcuts are starting from first letter of website. E.g. shortcut of rapidshare.com is rrttyy.com Powered by atoall.com get your's. For More Details:- More Sites Shortcuts More For Sites Owners
Mobiles Search Angle:- Press three letters two times. E.g. Press in the address bar www.ajgajg.com, you will see a fast shortcut search engine web site on your mobile. For More Details:-
Hot Sites Angle :- Type two times three letters in ?triangle which are together on the keyboard for hot sites. You can find top Hot sites by single great method. E.g. Press in address bar rrddff ctrl+enter, this option is working from whole keyboard for separate sites. You can call this angle less than < or grater than > angle. For More Details:-
I'd never heard of this project before I saw it on Boing Boing today. A
million freely licensed images of the UK-- have there ever been any
discussion of getting with them, to get these on Commons?
I need a road sign. I figure there are a bunch of road signs on
Commons, so since I am in Wikipedia, I go to the French page for a
sign, hoping to swiftly follow the categories to get the the road sign
That's my starting point:
I dare you to give me sensible a way to get here:
...if you don't speak English.
(in the end, it so happens that the sign I was looking for seems not
to exist in SVG, I'll make it, using... a google image I found in 2
How did we get into this mess?
Is there a way to start changing this and making something that makes sense?
Or is it simply hopeless?
It's actually the second time in a few days that I have that problem. Sad. :(
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