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

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Sat Jan 21 18:40:59 PST 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 16:37 +0200, Nicu Buculei (OCAL) 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!!!)!

I'm against the war as well, but not censoring and providing mechanisms
for censoring are the priority for this project so that people could
make their own censored versions of our collection in the future.


Jon Phillips

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