https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25624

           Summary: Making license and author information api accessible
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Images and files
        AssignedTo: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
        ReportedBy: hart...@videolan.org
                CC: gpaum...@wikimedia.org, bryan.tongm...@gmail.com


There are several projects out there, from stockphoto to mwEmbed, that would
really benefit from license and author information of images being accessible
in some way in the database. (But perhaps also, mediatype [document, image,
video, audio] date, artists, location etc)

Problems:
1: licensekey -> licenseMessage
2: scraping the information from the existing messages.

My idea was to create a seperate table, then introduce some new type of keyword
or function, add this to the templates so that the information gets wrapped by
this info and then whenever a description page is parsed, update the table with
the new values. I think we'd want to continue to use our current license
templates, so for that we need to create some key value system, that is
probably a bit smarter than the current license template names, or perhaps we
can create a table of all license templates that describes the basic nature of
a license (pd, attribution required, share alike, cc-0). That would make
searching easier, with the multitude of licenses that we have. Preferably,
there should be some consistency in keys for licenses among the different wiki
projects, that would simplify searching multiple wiki file repo's...

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