[Clipart] Artists Signing Clipart

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 06:13:34 PST 2006

We should remove the label, names or authorship are extra information
and displaying this information on the image it's self is undesirable
for anyone using the image.

It should be considered a part of the clean up teams job to remove
these kinds of things.

(we _do_ have a clean up team right?)

On 11/29/06, Alan Horkan <horkana at maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, ryan wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 09:44:31 +1000
> > From: ryan <ryan at lennox.com.au>
> > To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
> > Subject: [Clipart] Artists Signing Clipart
> >
> > Do we have a stance on an artist signing/ putting a visible label on the
> > bottom of their clipart. I don't have a huge issue with it, except for it
> > detracts from the usability of the clipart a lot, if someone has to remove
> > an annoying message like that before putting it into a document...
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > And here is an example that triggered this email :)
> http://openclipart.org/cchost/people/vlodco_zotov/vlodco_zotov_cell_phone.svg
> I think this is only slightly inappropriate but the author must understand
> there is nothing stopping someone from remixing it to remove the label and
> users can choose which ever version they prefer, in fact we encourage
> exactly that.
> I had been considering putting labels on images but my intention was to
> put my name or links to OpenClipart.org outside the page margins so that
> in most cases like a simple viewer it would not normally be seen but it
> would be seen in an editor like Inkscape which shows information outside
> the page.  (so in this case you could go in and manually adjust the page
> height to effectively crop out the branding)
> Sincerely
> Alan Horkan
> http://advogato.org/person/AlanHorkan/
> http://alanhorkan.livejournal.com/
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