[Clipart] Fwd: PRESS RELEASE: Open Clip Art Library 2.0 Powered by Aiki Framework Announced

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon Mar 8 08:32:26 PST 2010

Hey all, please spread this around!!! Please send to your lists!!! Inkscape,

For Immediate Release:


Open Clip Art Library 2.0 Powered by Aiki Framework Announced

March 9, 2010 UTC - The Open Clip Art Library team is proud to announce the
release of Open Clip Art Library 2.0 (http://openclipart.org).  Open Clip
Art Library now has over 26,000 original and remixed high quality scalable
vector graphic (SVG) files that have been produced by over 1,200 creative
artists! March 2010 marks both Open Clip Art's 6th anniversary and 1 year
since last spring's launch of version 0.19. The project's launch is so
massive, the project jumped its release number to 2.0.

The biggest change to the site is the new thumbnail previews and the easily
browsable PNG bitmap downloadable files. The artist and artwork are the
focus of the new site. It's easier than ever before for anyone to upload
clipart. Also it is important to note that all works submitted to OCAL are
free for use by the public, for all purposes, under the Creative Commons
Public Domain Dedication. The community does encourage that those using the
graphics point back to the original source of the work in some way, but its
not a requirement. The project encourages all artwork to spread globally, as
is the case with much of the clipart landing onto Wikipedia and other
Wikimedia Foundation projects.

A more subtle, but massive change happened behind the scenes. Due to the
hard work of Bassel Safadi, Michi, Ronaldo Barbachano, Brad Phillips and
others, the website is now driven by the [http://www.aikiframework.org Aiki
Framework]. Aiki Framework is a new and flexible PHP+MYSQL platform that
allows designers and programmers to easily create and work with content
management systems from the web. OCAL, via well known Inkscape artist and
developer Andy Fitzsimon (http://andyfitzsimon.com/), has provided a fresh
new theme, and new logo from Robert Martinez from
http://quicktutorials.orgto compliment the new site features found in
the 2.0 release!

Also, much of the work building the Aiki Framework (http://aikiframework.org)
and the Open Clip Art Library 2.0 (http://openclipart.org) has been done by
the Fabricatorz based in San Francisco. The Fabricatorz on this project are
Bassel Safadi, Ronaldo Barbachano, Brad Phillips, and Jon Phillips. If more
features for Open Clip Art Library or other projects are desired for
creation using Aiki Framework, please contact the Fabricatorz at

However, it should be noted that with all the massive changes to the Open
Clip Art Library, the librarians encourage all to help make the project
better by filing bugs (https://bugs.launchpad.net/openclipart), feature
requests, helping develop Aiki, and updating the project's wiki (
http://openclipart.org/wiki). Some extras are disabled at present in favor
of providing the most high priority features using Aiki, thumbnails and
quick uploading functionality.

The librarians ask for help in celebrating this release of the project by
supporting the 2010 Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM2010) from May 27-30 Brussels
(http://libregraphicsmeetings.org). This annual event is in it's fifth year
and provides a great opportunity for makers and users of Free and Open
Source graphics software to meet and collaborate face to face. In
anticipation, the Open Clip Art Library is setting a new goal of 50,000
pieces of uploaded clip art by LGM 2010. The project also is refocused on a
monthly development cycle, detailed at http://openclipart.org/wiki/roadmap.
The Open Clip Art Library always needs new Librarians to help tend to clip
art and develop the project's website through the roadmap.


* More than 26,000 pieces of clip art.
* 14,000 more images uploaded since last year's release!
* http://aikiframework.org now driving the website.
* Rendered thumbnails added.
* New site theme for 2.0 release developed by Andy Fitzsimon
* Call for Participation for Libre Graphics Meeting 2010 in Brussels in May
** http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/


As with past releases, the Open Clip Art Library provides a large package of
clipart for download in multiple packaged formats. The Librarians ask for
help to the project by alerting websites, Linux distributions and companies,
to use the packages actively. We provide tarball, zip files, a Windows
installer, and many other formats for consumption.

* http://openclipart.org/packages

About Open Clip Art Library

Since 2004, 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.

The Open Clip Art Library. Drawing Together.

For more information

* http://openclipart.org
 * http://aikiframework.org
* http://fabricatorz.com

Press Contact

Jon Phillips
press at fabricatorz.com
San Francisco + China

Jon Phillips
internet: @rejon + skype: kidproto
+1.415.830.3884 (sf/global)
+86.134.3957.2035 (china)
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