GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Code-in 2013 Wikimedia

MultimediaViewer: "Use this file" does not contain license information

completed by: Theo Patt

mentors: Quim Gil

MultimediaViewer is a MediaWiki extension that gives the user of a wiki a slightly nicer interface for viewing full-size, or nearly full-size, images in their browser without extraneous page loads or confusing interstitial pages. It is currently a beta feature deployed in all Wikimedia sites.

Currently it has this little problem:

In the MediaViewer it's made really easy to re-use files from the wiki either
on-wiki or using a deep link. It is however not clear what the license is for
the file that someone can re-use. To get to know this, a user needs to click
some more and look it up by clicking "License information" or on "Learn more on
Wikimedia Commons" (which is blocked by the pop-up with the links).

See this bug report for more information:

Please ask any questions in the bug report. You will have better chances for quicker and better answers from the project maintainers and other community contributors.

Students are required to read Wikimedia's general instructions first. Patches should be submitted to Gerrit and reference the bug report in the commit message. Improvements to an initial patch must be submitted as an amendment  to the initial patch, not as new patches.