[Imc-uk-network] [imc-uk-tech] RSS publishing gateway for IMC-UK
wietse at indymedia.org
Tue Jun 24 07:20:23 PDT 2008
I support ben's proposal and hope people are able to implement it soonish..
> PROPOSAL - Implement an RSS to Newswire gateway that pulls content
> from trusted sites and creates a new article containing the full
> duplicated content.
> DEADLINE - Ideally this would be agreed and implemented before the
> climate camp so I suggest a deadline of two weeks (7th July)
> REASON - There are a number of reasons and this has been talked about
> before. My motivation here is the climate camp because it would be
> good to be able to syndicate bulletins from the climate camp website
> directly onto the newswire. Another motivation for me is that this
> RSS2Newswire gateway could make setting up mobile publishing
> facilities really easy. Also, and probably more importantly, I'm
> concerned with how we will deal with London splitting off from the IMC
> UK Mir site and this gateway would provide a way to maintain identical
> content on both sites if that is what we choose to do. There has also
> been the long running issues of syndication other UK indymedia sites
> which do not run Mir and the number of such sites may well increase.
> Ultimately I think that is the concept of regional UK sites is to
> persist (and it seems that it will) then the IMC UK site should become
> a syndication site (like indymedia.us). Having this RSS2Newswire
> gateway would us to not simply list articles from such sites alongside
> the ones published directly to Mir but also fully integrate that
> content into the comments system, out going RSS feed production and
> searches, etc.
> IMPLEMENTATION - Apparently the facility already exists in Mir and is
> in use on biotech-imc. On biotech there are a list of trusted feeds in
> a producers.xml file and the content and meta data from any article
> coming in on those feeds is added to the database of the biotech site.
> (See the producer file here - towards the end
> MODERATION - Normal moderation would apply and the article type can be
> made different from those published via the publish form so that they
> can be easily identified. This is important because it will probably
> not be possible to automatically assign the correct topic or region
> classifications for articles published in this way. If necessary it
> would be possible to make content coming in via this route moderated
> prior to becoming visible but I can't foresee a reason why we would
> choose to do this be default.
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