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Re: [documentliberation-discuss] Improving the Document Liberation Project website


Mike Saunders wrote:
Any other feedback welcome!

I suggest the following:

- place the entire website behind HTTPS and adding documentliberation.org and *.documentliberation.org to the current certificate's set of supported domains (the Certificate Subject Alt Name). If you need a gratis certificate, consider using Let's Encrypt certificates because they're gratis and they offer an API that lets websites automatically handle renewals. Right now the certificate I get for https://www.documentliberation.org/ is a certificate for documentfoundation.org, *.documentfoundation.org, and www.documentfoundation.org.

- use HTML5's video element with a WebM version of the video stored on the same server as the website.

- Make it easy to know exactly how one can contribute documents and rendered images so people can upload documents. For instance, I have a stash of documents in formats used by older computers (such as Commodore 64 word processors) which, in my spare time, I'm working on converting into something modern for my own continued use.

For the last 2 suggestions I'm assuming DLP already has a cache of documents in a variety of formats, perhaps even with images to show how the document is properly rendered. I'm also assuming DLP is interested in collecting useful sample documents in formats people want to convert from alongside an image (say, a PNG) showing what that document looks like when properly rendered. I'm making these assumptions because it's easier to talk about the next suggestions with this assumption rather than going back and forth with DLP about this document cache. If I'm wrong in this assumption, consider adding such a cache to be another suggestion.

- make this document cache read-only to all from the DLP website. A link to a hierarchy of directories would be fine for this, no need for a fancy presentation selector or anything like that. Please do not host this on a site that requires Javascript, subscription, nor should you host with a known spying agency (such as Microsoft, Google, etc.). If you need space to host this consider using archive.org; archive.org's resources are available to all gratis and require no Javascript to link to, download from, or get people to a directory.

- Make it easy to know what DLP wants of contributors -- ideally there's a sample document, image showing proper rendering, documentation, and sample code in the preferred programming language, using the preferred API, and licensed with an acceptable free software license DLP wants.

Thanks for DLP and all of your hard work.

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