[Clipart] Artists Signing Clipart

Gerald Ganson Gerald.Ganson at rdc.ab.ca
Wed Nov 29 15:49:09 PST 2006

I've done it in a few I uploaded.

These were drawn by a naturist who published them to PD so that school
kids could access the drawings.
I included the artists initial and year from his originals just to keep
the fact that he drew them as obvious as I felt best.

for an example see....


Yes the initials could be removed, and I have given credit in the

I did it on this one too for fun using "OCAL"

I think I'd seen it on a drill once. I figured since it was vectors any
user could easily remove it, but now that I think about it, a typical
clip art user may not have ability to edit, only place in a document.

I'm kind of leaning against a hard and fast rule on this issue, but
agree that included signatures could get out of hand.
Possibly best to encourage folks not to for the general usefulness of
the collection..

Gerald G.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:clipart-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Jon Phillips
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 9:59 AM
To: ryan
Cc: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: [Clipart] Artists Signing Clipart

On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 09:44 +1000, ryan wrote:
> 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
> Any thoughts?
> And here is an example that triggered this email :)
> http://openclipart.org/cchost/people/vlodco_zotov/vlodco_zotov_cell_ph
> one.sv
> g
> cheers
> ryanlerch

Yeah, i think we should advise against this so that people aren't
compelled to make a "remix" ;) without that person's name...better to
allow our system identify an author.

However, this should be a social policy IMO rather than bannable or
grounds for deletion. What do you all think?


Jon Phillips

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