I like the style of this update.
An UW question: Where's the best place to discuss adding fields for
subject identifiability & consent? And adding a one-link process for
"email (c) clearance or consent to OTRS"?
This is the sort of field-set that might only show up for images/media
where it seems likely to be appropriate.
On the design side, there's the question of how to add this without
slowing the upload process for media that don't include people. For
instance, it could be an expandable set of fields, which when not
filled default to "unknown identifiability / unknown consent".
On the technical side, there are great face-identification tools out
there. (in this instance, those could be used to modify those defaults
and expand the fields on upload.)
On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 6:55 PM, Mark Holmquist <mtraceur(a)member.fsf.org> wrote:
Hello out there, Multimedia nation! Let's run down
the highlights of this
== Media Viewer release ==
We're continuing our release of Media Viewer. Last Tuesday, it went out
to English Wikipedia and German Wikipedia. The Thursday before that, it
went out to all Wikisources. There have been a lot of interesting results
from those releases - lots of feedback and helpful people :)
We're also tracking community feedback of negative nature - a lot of the
on-wiki communities are asking useful questions and working with us, but
some are unconvinced that the feature is ready for prime-time. Stand by,
as decisions aren't currently finalized on this front.
We will probably be stepping up our work on Media Viewer, at least on
a temporary basis, to keep ahead of community concerns.
== Annual planning, reviews ==
One of our big timesinks in the past few weeks has been the annual review
and planning process, which came to a head in the May/June border time
range. I think it's all sorted out, for the most part, now, so our dev
and product teams should be back at full strength.
== UploadWizard ==
We had a big ol' meeting about UploadWizard last Monday, wherein we discussed
what our plan was going to be for tackling improvements to it.
Basically, we intend to work heads-down on UploadWizard, for about 40% of
our time per week, until WLM is over. This plan is subject to change (see
above re: Media Viewer), but we'll try our best to push out a nice upgraded
wizard for the campaign folks in September.
I'll probably follow up some time in the future to talk more about this
as we come to a more solid plan, technically. The work leading up to WLM
will involve a lot of fixes to the codebase and even more bugfixes, so
the tech team needs to get together and hash out an attack vector.
== Other things ==
That SHA1 patch that we were talking about is still up in the air, and
wouldn't mind some more attention . In general I'm going to try to
keep track of out-of-focus things (which are things the team isn't actively
scheduling in a week) on a MediaWiki.org
page  so y'all (and we) can
keep track of them more easily.
== Anything else? ==
This has been a whirlwind of a week; if you have questions about other
stuff that I haven't touched on, let me know.
Software Engineer, Multimedia
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