Bugzilla – Bug 6737
Unclear creative-commons release process
Last modified: 2006-09-06 18:22:56 UTC
I've been trying to upload cliparts that I've created. I select the "release
into the public domain" checkbox as part of my upload, but the entries are
showing up as 0-byte files. Your submission screen tells me that this means I
haven't assigned the public domain rights properly.
I've clicked on the "more information" link about cc licences. It shows me a
screen describing the public domain rights, but when I click on the "proceed"
link on that page, it just reloads the same page. Over and over.
I've got about a hundred images I've created that I'd like to upload. But if I
have to do backflips to grant public rights, I'm not going to spend very much
time on it. Every page I read about how to assign rights points at some other
page for a detailed explanation. I can't find a simple, step-by-step process
Am I supposed to create some metadata and attach it to the files I upload? Why
on earth should I have to do that? Why can't I click a simple "yes, go ahead and
attach public release metadata for me" button and have your upload procedure do
it for me automatically?
I love the idea of openclipart, but if my experiences are at all typical, it
strikes me that this licencing hurdle might be getting in the way of real
The zero-byte size problem is a very known bad bug -
It is one of the reasons we are (slowly) migrating to a new website
infrastructure using cchost.
Jeff Smith wrote:
> Am I supposed to create some metadata and attach it to the files I upload?
> Why on earth should I have to do that? Why can't I click a simple "yes, go
> ahead and attach public release metadata for me" button and have your upload
> procedure do it for me automatically?
Some metadata have to be entered manually, like your name and the keywords, but
the license shold work with selecting just a checkbox
> I've got about a hundred images I've created that I'd like to upload. But if
> I have to do backflips to grant public rights, I'm not going to spend very
> much time on it.
In theory you should be able to submit all your files in a single ZIP archive
and entering the metadata just once, but it suddenly stopped working - see bug
#5702 (yet another reason to migrate to cchost)
Closing as duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5619 ***