[Clipart] Re: clipart Digest, Vol 29, Issue 18
johnny_automatic at mac.com
Fri Aug 18 10:41:50 PDT 2006
>Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 23:52:38 -0700
>From: Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.org>
>Subject: Re: [Clipart] cchost and svg status update
>To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
>Message-ID: <20060818065238.GA16740 at bryceharrington.org>
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>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?
The name and e-mail info has come into play at the Creative Commons site when we are asked to make a Public Domain statement and then confirm it.
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