[Clipart] Tasks for 'openclipart' package

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Wed Jun 9 11:30:56 PDT 2004

Bryce, can you add this all to the WIKI and roadmap to help coordinate.
Thanks for taking the lead on pushing this. I'll try and get a few on
SAT and SUN to help...


On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 11:20, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Here are some things I would like to have these four things done before
> it's packaged up:
>    * For each image, indicate who contributed it.  This should be
>      placed in the SVG using the syntax we got from CreativeCommons.
>    * Combine directories that should go together (misc, computers, etc.)
>      - But only after we have attribution straightened out
>    * Replace niku's items with the newer ones.  Perhaps consider leaving
>      niku's stuff out of this package, if he'll be providing his own,
>      if that's easier for him.
>    * Make the batchsvgtopng script work
> There's a lot more that should be done, like website improvements, a
> database, etc. but some of those ideas will be a *lot* of work, and
> aren't strictly required for producing a release.  The above four things
> I consider to be a sufficient amount to bite off and chew for one
> release; the others can be done in the future.
> I especially could use assistance with the first task because it will
> take a lot of time otherwise, and the last task, because I think others
> have a better idea of what is needed from the png's than me.
> For tagging the contributions, there are examples of the CreativeCommons
> syntax in a few files already.  I figure if people want to help with
> this, it's easy - just do a cvs checkout and work through the files
> directory by directory.  The hard part is figuring out who submitted
> it.  Images that we don't know who submitted them will need to be
> removed, I guess.
> Also, this release of this package is not intended to be the be-all and
> end-all of everything; like I mentioned before, for this release I'm
> leaving the png-only clipart as separate packages, and am leaving the
> flags out, since I think Sodipodi is still maintaining that; hopefully
> they'll make a new release of that.  In general, if someone else wishes
> to maintain a subset of the clipart, then we should just mirror their
> packages; this openclipart package should just be for items that aren't
> being maintained as part of other packages.
> Bryce
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