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Bug 1552 - Upload to Commons from any Wikimedia website
Upload to Commons from any Wikimedia website
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 20512
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Uploading (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 21 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: crosswiki
Depends on: 57
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-02-17 13:31 UTC by Adam Jones
Modified: 2014-11-17 10:35 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Adam Jones 2005-02-17 13:31:12 UTC
Upon pressing "Upload file" in Wikipedia (as an example) - the user should not only be 
confronted with a "Select file" and "Summary" box, but also a drop down box with licenses. 
This license box may be left blank for the user to fill in later - but if selected the license 
template will be added to the page automatically.

More importantly, if a copyleft license is selected - GFDL, PD, CC, etc. - the image is not 
uploaded to the Wikipedia project in which the user is operating, but to Commons. Conversely, 
all non-copyleft images are only uploaded to that local project. This file may be a form of 
metafile, in which case the user could over-ride the upload to commons, and instead simply 
locally upload it.
Comment 1 Patrick-Emil Zörner 2005-02-18 01:32:37 UTC
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Kostel_Panny_Marie_Snezne_01_2003-12-22.jpg
is how it could look for starters. thanx Paddy --~~~~
Comment 2 Andrius Ramanauskas 2005-02-19 16:33:57 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Upon pressing "Upload file" in Wikipedia (as an example) <..>
> a drop down box with licenses. <..>
> 
> More importantly, if a copyleft license is selected - GFDL, PD, CC, etc. - the
image is not 
> uploaded to the Wikipedia project in which the user is operating, but to
Commons. <..>

If file is uploaded to commons, there will be issues with uploading user - login
to commons somehow should be handled.

As of drop-down box for licenses - it would be definitely good, but will be a
need to somehow define set of licenses available to wikipedia - commons (and
some other wikis) use many different licenses, but by default probabl smaller
set should be provided (GFDL, PD, few more). So, the set of available licenses
should be defined in some page or licenses can be moved to a different namespace
(which will work just like Template: namespace, but will show that this template
is a license description).
Comment 3 Eran Roz 2005-07-04 19:53:09 UTC
It would be nice to add this drop down box as a must for uploading - then all
the uploaded files will have a copyright information.
Comment 4 Huebi 2005-09-12 08:41:08 UTC
Automatic upload into commons isnt a good way because the picture must be either
categorized or put into a gallery, otherwise it will not be found again by others.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2005-12-19 07:33:05 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Automatic upload into commons isnt a good way because the picture must be either
> categorized or put into a gallery, otherwise it will not be found again by others.

Isn't that the case where people manually upload images and then forget to
categorise them, though?
Comment 6 Jamie Hari 2006-03-12 17:58:50 UTC
The drop-down box for upload licensing seems to already exist...

I think there would be too many variables to handle in order to auto-upload to
the appropriate site. (Wikipedia -> Commons) For instance, username/password,
categorizating, path-mapping...

I think it might be best to display a warning instead. If the user selects a
'free' license, it should display a notice asking the user to instead upload it
to commons, etc.

By the way? Is there an extension for that license dropdown box, or is that an
SpecialUpload.php hack?
Comment 7 Max Semenik 2007-04-17 20:46:03 UTC
This can be accomplished via JS, as upload forms don't need edit token. A simple 
proof of concept: adding the following lines to licenseSelectorCheck() in 
upload.js will result in automatic upload redirection:

    if (selector.selectedIndex > 2) {
        document.getElementById("upload").action="http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/
Special:Upload";
    }

Of course, real application would be much more complicated, and ask a user if s/
he really wants to upload to Commons, but this feature would be really useful.
Comment 8 Dario Alpern 2007-07-26 15:36:38 UTC
In response to Comment #6, the Commons user and password could be stored as a user preference in the local wiki. Then after uploading the image, the Commons Image page is shown so thís person can add the appropiate category, or description.
Comment 9 Guillaume Paumier 2009-12-28 22:45:19 UTC
Broadening the scope of this bug: if we do it for WP & WB, we will do it for any WM website.
Comment 10 Gregor Hagedorn 2011-01-10 20:04:56 UTC
Single-Sign-on is in place, license drop-down is in place - the suggestion to automatically and always upload cc-by-sa and other commons-compatible works to commons seems to be a trivial step away! Please investigate whether this is not possible now to handle behind the scenes, rather than asking users to learn the complications of the separate repositories.
Comment 11 Bryan Tong Minh 2011-01-10 20:15:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> Single-Sign-on is in place, license drop-down is in place - the suggestion to
> automatically and always upload cc-by-sa and other commons-compatible works to
> commons seems to be a trivial step away! Please investigate whether this is not
> possible now to handle behind the scenes, rather than asking users to learn the
> complications of the separate repositories.

If it were trivial I would have done it by now.
Comment 12 Guillaume Paumier 2011-01-11 09:27:00 UTC
From the Upload Wizard Q&A page:

"One of our wishlist items is to integrate the upload wizard directly into the editing workflow on projects like Wikipedia, as opposed to requiring users to visit a separate website. However, the current separation actually makes sense while the projects maintain separate infrastructure for purposes such as user-to-user messaging and change notification. Until we have improved integration of this infrastructure, it would be too risky to simply transparently send uploads to Wikimedia Commons, as users would not see new message notifications or other change notifications, and the normal interaction with uploaders on Wikimedia Commons could break down."
Comment 13 Sam Reed (reedy) 2012-02-09 22:05:55 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 20512 ***
Comment 14 Gregor Hagedorn 2012-02-09 22:54:31 UTC
The but 20512, of which this is assumed to be a duplicate is completely opaque to me. Is it wise to drop a well documented, well discussed bug thread in favor of a narrow, undocumented, technical one?
Comment 15 Sam Reed (reedy) 2012-02-09 22:55:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #14)
> The but 20512, of which this is assumed to be a duplicate is completely opaque
> to me. Is it wise to drop a well documented, well discussed bug thread in favor
> of a narrow, undocumented, technical one?

There is no extra information needed here, progress to fix the bug has occured over at 20512, and will be fixed in 1.20

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 20512 ***
Comment 16 Gregor Hagedorn 2012-02-09 23:00:54 UTC
(I appreciate the often unpaid enthusiasm of you and all other developers, but I think it is problematic if you refuse to communicate with users of mediawiki ...)

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