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14 November 2015
CC Registry – Next steps

At Seneca we showed that the Creative Commons registry is technically doable and we wrote software to show how. Now the project needs to be taken over by another organization interested in running it. We don’t have the infrastructure at Seneca to host it. I would love to one day see Wikimedia (perhaps via Wikidata) … Read more

14 November 2015
CC Registry – Architecture

In this series: CC Registry – What it’s all about CC Registry – Architecture (this post) CC Registry – Next steps I’ll now describe the components making the registry possible. All the source code for this is open source and available from GitHub. Data Source When this goes into production – the images need to … Read more

14 November 2015
CC Registry – What it’s all about

In this series: CC Registry – What it’s all about (this post) CC Registry – Architecture CC Registry – Next steps Wouldn’t it be nice if one day you could find an image online and know whether you can legally use that image and for what purpose? This is fundamentally what the Creative Commons registry … Read more

Who is Andrew Smith?

And what's a solutions engineer? My goal in life is to design and develop solutions for people - to make them less frustrated, to give them better tools, to let them concentrate on more important things.

I'm an engineer specializing in Linux and open source software: I use it as a platform to create desktop, server, and embedded device applications, libraries, and services.

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