[Clipart] Open Source Software
horkana at maths.tcd.ie
Wed Feb 1 16:47:28 PST 2006
On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form wrote:
> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 06:39:23 -0800 (PST)
> From: Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form <noreply at openclipart.org>
> Reply-To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
> To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: [Clipart] Open Source Software
> Name: Ken Saunders
> E-mail: webmaster at mouserunner.com
> First of all, I love the site, Im a graphical artist and I plan on
> making contributions in the future. The main reason that Im
> contacting you is that I see some Open Source software listed at the
> bottom of your page but I do not see any Mozilla products, Firefox in
> particular. Is there any reason why? I know that you are aware of
> Firefox and its popularity and how it is helping to bring Open Source
> products to the main stream.
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> I strongly support Mozilla products and other Open Source projects on
> my site (yours will now be included and a friend of mine will also
> start promoting it), so will you please consider adding Firefox to
> your list of Open Source products to the bottom of your page.
> And if you havent done so, you should register at SpreadFirefox.com
> to get an Affiliate ID so that you may track your download referrals
> that come from your site.
Feel free to add a link to the Wiki.
When it (Firefox) was proposed previously I objected and pointed out that
SVG support in Firefox was vapourware and no stable release with SVG
support existed (this may have finally changed). I'm quite annoyed at how
the Mozilla foundation have dragged their feet when it comes to supporting
standards like MNG and SVG choosing other priorities instead. Opera has
had SVG support for longer and the recently released Seamonkey 1.0 also
includes SVG support (Seamonkey 1.0 also known as Mozilla Suite 1.8) so it
would be unfair to give Firefox any more attention than the browsers which
doing a good of supporting SVG and promoting Open Standards.
Others are probably not as hostile to Firefox as I am but I opened this
post with a recommendation to add links to the Wiki because that is
probably the fairest way for us to to recommend web browsers.
(speaking only for myself, not the Open Clipart Libary)
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