[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library belonging to Open Office?

Andy Fitzsimon andyfitz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 18:33:14 PST 2006

Great answer Nicu.
I agree with your reply totally, OCAL Isn't here for cencorship.

On 1/11/06, Nicu Buculei (OCAL) <nicu at apsro.com> wrote:
> Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form wrote:
> > Name: Kakar
> >
> > Dear Sirs,
> >
> > I've got two questions:
> >
> > 1. Does this clipart library belong to Open Office?
> NO, this is an independent project.
> However, is true that some contributors to Open Clip Art Library are
> also contributors to OpenOffice.org (like me for example)
> > 2. Why do you offer cliparts that depict US military equipment, e.g.
> > tanks, vehicles etc.??? I don't like to offend you, but this is
> Because we think there are some legit uses for those images - for
> example in a videogame or a history study.
> Fell free to submit clipart representing AK-47 (anecdote: AK-47 is the
> only weapon i used ever, in my army duty), T-34, MiG 21 or whatever, we
> will gladly accept it.
> > really making customers afraid because we're civilized and don't want
> > to collaborate with armies, especially the US army that is involved in
> > brutal campaigns, killing hundreds of thousands of people and making
> > millions homeless & agonized.
> Nope, removing them would be censorship.
> We believe in free speech, got in the past similar requests for
> historical flags, body parts, religious symbols, etc. and resisted them.
> > I hope you understand & take the serious measure which is to remove
> > all the US military cliparts!!
> You see to much into this, those images have no politicall meaning at
> all, we are a software and art project, composed from people from all
> the world, we don't endorse the policy of any state.
> Personally, i am against USA war against the entire world but this is a
> matter completely unrelated to our project here.
> > Thank you very much in advance & My all best wishes to your project
> > (without US military!!!)!
> --
> nicu
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