Published Date 5/15/13 11:21 AM
What is ethical aggregation?
Always link back to the original producer hosting site. The exception to this is when the site is a corporate hosting site such as YouTube, then linking to an embed on an OMN site is preferable linking to that site. The content should be consumed where the producer of the content likes it – this should be built into our open CMS’s as far as possible.
Reactive permissioning: the producer of content should be empowered (as far as technically possible) to decide how their content is consumed on sites. Eg, via embedding a simple title link, excerpt, or full content. This is by trusted feed not by genearly ristricting the content of the RSS feed.
Our databases should be open to exporting of content by simple RSS aggregation or by a XML export option.
Metadata should be synchronised across the networking to enrich all media content.
- link back to the source
- reactive permissioning
- no reposting
It’s OK to add additional hosting options for media files – but the original publishers hosting/views should be respected. In the RSS feed, add content file URLs as fallbacks rather than as default media sources. A good aim is to back up media sources tohttp://archive.org and as a torrent file. If new open hosting options come along then these can added. Then only fall back to the original host if the corporate hosting source errors or is censored (respect for producers hosting desion and for reasons of scaling).
Where is the conversation?
This is an unresolved issue that is looking for a good solution. Some key points:
- Move it off corporate hosting and networking sites as much as you technically can such as FB, twitter and youtube. Use such sites to post links to OMN content and sites.
- Can we move the conversations with the RSS feeds? So that the conversations happen across sites and
appear across sites in activity streams? This is probably technically possible within the RSS02 spec – let’s implement it.