[Clipart] Contributions to the library

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Wed Oct 6 05:45:03 PDT 2004

Hi there,

We are the UVic Humanities Computing and Media Centre, so if we decide 
to contribute them, we can put them in the public domain. The artists 
were working under workstudy contracts under which they explicitly 
relinquished rights to their work.

I will have to run this by my bosses if we decide to contribute them, 
but I don't anticipate any problems. The biggest difficulty for us would 
be finding the manpower to do the conversions and convert all our 
metadata to your system; we might not be able to do that for some time, 


Nicu Buculei wrote:

> Martin Holmes wrote:
>> We have a substantial library of our own clipart, created primarily 
>> to support language teaching, here:
>> <http://web.uvic.ca/hcmc/clipart/>
>> We're wondering whether this material would be useful to your 
>> project. Keywords are already assigned to each image in a JavaScript 
>> array which is used for searching them; these wouldn't necessarily 
>> match your keywords though. Does the material look like it would be 
>> useful for openclipart? If so, do you have any tips on how we might 
>> batch-convert the images to SVG?
> what is the license of your images? are the authors willing to give 
> them as Public Domain?
> i see on your website "You may use GIF images from this library on 
> your Website as long as you add an acknowledgement to the UVic 
> Humanities Computing and Media Centre and Half-Baked Software 
> somewhere on your site"

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