[Clipart] Re: clipart Digest, Vol 29, Issue 18

John Olsen johnny_automatic at mac.com
Fri Aug 18 10:41:50 PDT 2006

>Message: 5
>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.

John Olsen

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