[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library Release 0.09 Announcement :: http://www.openclipart.org

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon Jan 3 02:19:45 PST 2005


Open Clip Art Library Release 0.09 Announcement


Release 0.09 of the Open Clip Art Library is now available for download on the 
site as an individual package:



This new package is 20MB and contains 3104 unique user-submitted files, an 
increase from previous releases. The Open Clip Art Library is also browsable at 
www.openclipart.org where one might find specific clip art by searching through 
categories such as animals, education, transportation, or geography.

Thank you to everyone who sent encouraging e-mails while the Open Clip Art 
Library's hosting project, freedesktop.org, underwent necessary maintenance due 
to a server break-in. freedesktop.org now has a much stronger server management 
system in place and our services are now completely back on-line from the 
incident. This intermittent downtime caused our developers to consider mirroring 
strategies. If you have any server space available and would like to host a 
mirror, please e-mail our mailing list. In the end, these events bolster an open 
source project and make it much stronger.

To start the new year right, we decided to restart our montly release cycle, and 
begin to focus our attention to the project roadmap 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Roadmap). For the upcoming 0.10 release, 
we encourage submission of Valentine's Day themed artwork, to help users with 
their love life. Behind the scenes, we will be integrating Bryce Harrington's 
Document Management System (DMS) to mediate the submissions we receive. DMS is a 
real breakthrough in document management, which is akin to source code 
management (CVS, SVN, etc), but for everyday practical group projects, 
versioning, and collaboration using various file formats.

Our core developers have also been discussing a few different sub-projects such 
as adding support to our services for Font submissions 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Open_Font_Library) and also a way to 
auto-generate greeting cards 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Greeting_Cards). Please add your 
comments to the aforementioned wiki pages and help us realize these ideas in the 
coming year!

If you are interested in this project, please join our mailing list 
(http://freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/clipart), check out the roadmap 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Roadmap), and continue to submit your 
clip art! As the new year starts we are hoping to attract new developers and 
artists to work on the project. Happy New Year!

Visit the Library at http://www.openclipart.org/

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