[okfn-dev] Annotator Permissions plugin API

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Feb 23 12:02:04 UTC 2011

Very excited about this!

Don't know if it helps but here are a few use cases:

  * I'm a lawyer and I want to share comments on a legal text with 1
or 2 other people
  * I'm an academic and I want to use the system for my own private
annotations on a public domain texts, which I may wish to share with
my graduate students at some point
  * I'm working on a research project and I want to create annotations
which everyone can see, but which only people in my project can edit
  * I'm working on a distributed research project with lots of other
researchers in a field. I want to allow researchers in my network (not
all of them who I'll know) to edit a reasonably large collection of
texts (e.g. 100-400 texts)

Can think up plenty more if useful. ;-)


On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Aron Carroll
<aron.carroll.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I’m looking to get some feedback on the API for the Annotator Permissions
> plugin (this was previously
> called the User plugin).
> Rather than complicate the plugin’s logic with details like groups I think
> it should be abstracted out into
> a callback in the same way as the userId and userString options do at the
> moment. This would allow
> implementors to create complex permission systems without having to extend
> the annotator.
> There’s more details (and examples) in the first comment on the ticket on
> GitHub
> https://github.com/okfn/annotator/issues/22
> All thoughts welcome.
> Cheers,
> Aron
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Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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