I installed Creative Commons’ ccHost, “an open source (GPL licensed) project that provides web-based infrastructure to support collaboration, sharing, and storage of multi-media using the Creative Commons licenses and metadata (used by ccMixter and other sites), onto the Open Clip Art Library’s server. The general idea is that this system is to take the place of the current one in order to modularize and generalize ccHost for use by the Open Clip Art Library and people who might want to use the system with some other file format (font, pdf, etc).
Check out how the migration is proceeding.
After much deliberation and development on other solutions, I realized that by just installing ccHost and pushing the ball this far, that other developers would jump in and help by making patches and submitting code for ccHost, thus helping that project as well.
So, this has happened in a great way as several Open Clip Art Library developers have already contributed. It is really great to see this happening!
I’m writing this blog post though to send out the bat signal to try and get interested developers with some PHP knowledge to join us in helping develop ccHost for our needs, as well as helping with tools for migration from the old site to this new one.
If you are interested in this process, please join the mailing lists, sign up for an account through ccHost, or by using the contact form. Your help will help grease this process along much.