[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library Release 0.19 Announcement and OCAL10K Goal Exceeeded

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Tue Mar 31 04:08:28 PDT 2009

March 31, 2009 - Release 0.19 of Open Clip Art Library 
(http://www.openclipart.org), containing over 12,000 high quality scalable 
vector graphics (SVG) files released into the public domain by over a 1000 
artists, is now available for download and use. In celebration of this 
accomplishment, since OCAL’s last release happened in 2005, and March 
being 5th anniversary of the Open Clip Art Library (OCAL), the OCAL 
community set a goal to achieve 10,000 uploaded pieces of vector graphics. 
The project achieved this with the 10,000th submission from user Boobaloo 
who uploaded a graphic of an onion. The project congratulates Boobaloo for 
uploading the 10,000th upload. Also, project congratulates all artists who 
have uploaded in this anniversary OCAL10K sprint.

The project congratulates Nicu who personally crossed the 500 clip art 
upload barrier and now has 696 pieces of clip art uploaded to the system. 
All efforts towards the OCAL10K goal helped boost the site’s 
registrations and focus on releasing monthly packages once more to make 
this project a flowing river of clip art uploads. Since all contributions 
to the project are released into the public domain via the Creative 
Commons Public Domain Dedication, anyone may use the Open Clip Art Library 
files for any use including collections, to make money, and to generate 
compositions. However, the community encourages anyone who uses the clip 
art to provide attribution back to the original clip art in the form of a 
link or to announce the use of the clip art in some form.

For the month of April in lead up to the annual Libre Graphics Meeting 
2009 in Montreal, May 5-9, 2009, the Open Clip Art Library is setting a 
goal to achieve 12,000 pieces of uploaded clip art related to spring time, 
release the 0.20 package of clip art, and to update the site’s software 
to ccHost 5. The projects asks all who are software developers comfortable 
with PHP and MYSQL, to consider joining the project now ti help with three 
critical tasks of adding rendered thumbnails, update the site software to 
ccHost 5, and to help roll-out our latest software theme.


* An offline HTML gallery to browse through the thumbnails of all clip arts
* Over 4,000 new cliparts as compared to release 0.18.
* 10,000th upload by Boobaloo: 
* Refocused Development around three critical tasks
* Call for Participation toward April goals of 12,000 uploads about spring
* Call for Participation towards Libre Graphics Meeting 2009
** http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/


* http://openclipart.org/downloads/0.19/openclipart-0.19.tar.bz2
* http://openclipart.org/downloads/0.19/openclipart-0.19.tar.gz
* http://openclipart.org/downloads/0.19/openclipart-0.19.zip

Press Kit

* Logos: http://openclipart.org/media/view/media/about
* All Clip Art: http://openclipart.org/media/view/media/clip_art

About Open Clip Art Library

Founded in 2004 from Inkscape, the open source drawing tool, the Open Clip 
Art Library (http://www.openclipart.org/) aims to create an archive of 
user contributed clip art that may be freely used. All graphics submitted 
to the project are placed into the Public Domain according to the Creative 
Commons Public Domain Declaration.

Help by submitting artwork today or join the IRC channel or the mailing 
list to find out about e.g. web development related contributions: 

For More Information: http://www.openclipart.org.

More information about the clipart mailing list