[Clipart] cchost and svg status update

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.org
Thu Aug 17 23:52:38 PDT 2006

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 08:45:42AM +0300, Nicu Buculei (OCAL) wrote:
> Historically we have *not* asked for an email address, we have not even 
> suggested one, the upload page have no mention of email, so obviously, a 
> lot of people din not provide one and now the large majority of images 
> lack the email address of the author.
> Examples: I did not include an email address in my images, the flag 
> collection coming from Sodipodi also lack any address.
> And there is good reason for people to avoid putting the address in 
> metadata: SVG files can be parsed by any crawler and the addresses 
> inside gathered by malicious spammers.
> To a lesser degree the same can be argued for the file lacking the full 
> name of the author, some people just don't want to reveal their real 
> identity on the web (example: top Inkscape developers), we don't want to 
> accept contributions from those people?
> I would vote to presume all our previous contributors innocent and act 
> only if we have some proof against.

Hmmmm...  well these are all good points, yet still one wonders if we
don't have even a name and email address, how can we be certain that a
given work is validly available as public domain?


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