[Clipart] Open Source Software
chad78 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 07:24:59 PST 2006
On 2/1/06, Alan Horkan <horkana at maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> 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.
I think that the priorities that Firefox has set were pretty important.
There have been tools to view SVG in Firefox from at least 0.9, so making
them native is less important, IMHO, than, say, making the browser stable
and not a memory hog. And, AFAIK, Opera still isn't open source - it's free
as in pizza now, but not open source. And since SeaMonkey just went gold
within the past week, and Firefox has been stable for a while, and only
getting more so, I'd say there are plenty of reasons to give Firefox more
attention than Opera or SeaMonkey.
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.
I'm not only not hostile to Firefox, I'm protective of it. Firefox is very
important to the open source movement, the open standards movement, and the
Internet in general.
That all being said, I still stand by my orginial statement that the Open
Clip Art Library has little, if any, to do with web browsers, and since
Mozilla hasn't contributed directly to OCAL, there's little reason to
promote it on the main page.
- Chad Smith
Because everyone loves free software!
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