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We wish to crowdsource the capturing of the layout of 8-bit chips from the 70s and 80s, in a general way (so, 16 and 32 bit chips too.) The visualchips project at visual6502.org has a collection of old chips which are being depackaged, deprocessed and photographed. To fully understand those chips we need to capture polygon data corresponding to the photographs. The photographs are huge, and it takes a few months of hobbyist time to go over every square micron and trace the outlines of each shape on each layer. This, the crowdsource-server project mastered at https://github.com/adc/crowdsource-server together with the crowdsource-polygons (client) project mastered at https://github.com/trebonian/crowdsource-polygons aims to accelerate the capturing of polygons, by casting it as a simple online game and making it fun. The aim is to have a single page somewhere like http://visual6502.org/crowdsource.html which presents a photo of a small patch of a chip. The player gets points and promotions according to progress and the accuracy of their work. Each tile should take something like 5 to 15 minutes to capture. The player will need a login so we can accumulate their scores, and we'll present motivating feedback including a leader board and an impression of overall progress on the chip. Somehow we'll give an immediate score for each submission, and possibly we'll later issue a quality bonus when the tile is re-scored. We hope to see several tiles submitted during a single session, but each tile is small and self contained so there will be no way to save progress locally. As a secondary goal, we might try to make this single-page polygon capture tool work on touchpad or handheld devices. Desktop is the primary platform (unless the other is really easy) Most of the complexity will be on the server side. A suitable server setup will allow local testing - github's gh-pages won't host complex servers. ruby -rubygems go.rb will listen on port 4567 and will require these packages apt-get install libsqlite3-dev libsinatra-ruby ruby rubygems gem install sinatra gem install dm-core dm-validations dm-timestamps dm-sqlite-adapter gem install haml fast-aes gem install clipper There's a command line tool for user management ruby ./userman.rb which requires gem install termios pony (At least one admin and one ordinary user will be needed) We'll have a more detailed design document elsewhere. Please note the various licenses and Copyright associated with each file. If there's no statement of terms, the MIT License http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php will apply. This project is associated with the visualchips project at visual6502.org /* Copyright (c) 2011 Brian Silverman, Barry Silverman, Ed Spittles, Alex C Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. */