[Clipart] 3000+ SVG files available

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Thu Mar 3 03:23:21 PST 2005

Stephen Silver wrote:
> Raymond Penners wrote:
>>I have a collection of over 3000 (3339 to be precise) SVG files that I
>>would like to submit to the openclipart database.  The SVG files are
>>actually converted WMF files,

This is super awesome!!!

> What software did you use for the conversion?

Yes, what software, as we know there are many WMF collections and need a 
good tool to do batch conversions to SVG.

>>originating from another free clipart collection located at www.kamsart.com.
>>Concerning licensing, the site states the following: "[...]Here you
>>will find free clipart pictures, collected from various internet sites
>>and newsgroups, with permissions. All these free clipart are in public
>>domain, royalty free and can be freely used by anybody. [...]"
> It also says (at the bottom) "You can use above free clipart images
> for personal or commercial use but you cannot sell or give to others."
> So I don't think the site owner knows what public domain is, and I
> wouldn't trust his/her claim that the clipart is public domain.

Yes, you should check with the site owner first on their contradiction.

We have some tools that will help you in adding metadata to each file. 
Others can probably speak to this better, but for such a large package our 
upload tool can handle it with the proper formatting of the files.

Man, this makes me realize how we need to have our procedures documented 
better for more than just invidivual packages...

Well, hopefully we can sort that out while you email the author. I think 
you have to try first before taking the step of submitting the clip art.

However, if these images are public domain elsewhere and this person 
collected them, then we can use them. However, that first place they were 
taken from should be known (and probably embedded into the document).

Please don't let any of this seem daunting. Collecting this many images is 
a great thing.

My personal goal is to get some time to write a spider to collect 
vector-based public domain clip art in mega-bulk and auto-submit it. There 
is so much out there!


Jon Phillips

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