[Clipart] [Fwd: [discuss] Stop the Manay Scandal]
horkana at maths.tcd.ie
Tue Jul 19 08:06:00 PDT 2005
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:18:15 +0300
> From: Nicu Buculei <nicu at apsro.com>
> To: clipart-list <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] [Fwd: [discuss] Stop the Manay Scandal]
> Daniel Carrera wrote:
> > Nicu Buculei wrote:
> >> The following message, sent to an OpenOffice.org mailing list talk
> >> about something looking like a scam by promising very cheap software
> >> on CDs and later asking for a larger price.
> >> At a closer look, I found one of their discs include some of our
> >> clipart - http://www.manay.com/clipart.htm
> >> I know this is allowed by the PD license, but is not very pleasant for
> >> us.
> > EEEwww... they even turned them into JPEGs. Quite ugly.
> > In any event, I wonder if there's anything that can be done. After all,
> > we are talking about an open source program and public domain clipart :(
> As the images are distributed as PD
> "Dedicator recognizes that, once placed in the public domain, the Work
> may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified,
> built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial
> or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods that have not
> yet been invented or conceived."
All we really can do is make sure to highlight reputable sources instead
and warn our "customers" against handing credit card details to people
they are not absolutely sure they can trust (and any reputable credit card
company should be able to refuse to pay and help the customer get their
money back or it least have it covered by the credit card insurance.)
Is there anyone providing CDs of Open Clip Art Library we could recommend?
Are any of the linux distributions including us on an extra CD or their
If I recall correctly theOpenCD.org have included versions of OpenClipart
on their CD's and they have reputable redistributors.
> In fact the problem is not that they sell the software but they lie
> about the price.
Agreed, selling Open Source software at high prices and if they hadn't
misrepresented the price and charged $50 straight off it wouldn't even be
- Alan H.
More information about the clipart