[Clipart] were there any really great reasons for PD at openclipart?
oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 11:27:38 PDT 2008
After reading Jon's reply, I'm not sure that enforcement is really an
issue. You don't have to enforce a non-PD license. The author does.
CC mixter allows various licenses, so does Wikimedia Commons. What I
find frustrating about both is that you can't limit your search by
license, so you end up finding something you really like only to scroll
down and find out the license isn't good for your intended use.
On the other hand, you have to consider that a wider variety of licenses
opens you up to a wider variety of contributors, and not every consumer
of free content needs it to be PD.
The thing with PD is that it's drastically simple for users... no
licensing restrictions, no credit required, just use it and be happy.
It's the most end-user friendly option available.
But a lot of creators of free content need *something* in return, even
if they don't get money. With CC-By, the end user has to credit the
creator, so they get that benefit. With PD, all the creator is
guaranteed is a warm fuzzy feeling for having done something good.
Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> Just to make it clear, not all content on openicon is PD.
> I'm negotiating this...
> were there any really great reasons for PD at openclipart?
> need some additional ammo.
> one significant contributor is insisting on attribution.
> my logo <http://www.openicon.org>
> Jonathan Chetwynd
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> On 19 Aug 2008, at 11:04, Jon Phillips wrote:
>> Also, I would add, that we don't have an official graphical browser.
>> There are projects like Jonathan's that use Open Clip Art Library for
>> content and traffic. That is just fine, as all content is PD and no one
>> has gotten the task done on OCAL.
>> Of course, we'd love to have a built-in way.
>> On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 08:50 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
>>> noreply at openclipart.org <mailto:noreply at openclipart.org> wrote:
>>> Hi Alberto,
>>>> Why doesn't the browsing interface show the picture for each item?
>>>> It is just impossible to search for anything with such an interface.
>>> We are fully aware of that, is the feedback we receive the most (and we
>>> also endure the pain when we try to use the site)
>>>> Just before you say that it is easy to comment but do nothing, the
>>>> previous interface for Open Clipart Library with thumbnails was
>>>> designed by me.
>>> Since we moved to the current solution we hoped someone will contribute
>>> the enhancement. Along this time we had a number of people who started
>>> to work on that but usually we haven't heard anything back.
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