[getting slightly OT] Re: [Fwd: Re: [Clipart] website]

Alan Horkan horkana at maths.tcd.ie
Sun Apr 11 08:45:33 PDT 2004

To go slightly offtopic ...

> Regarding the words "open" and "free" on a project name:
> I wouldn't want to use the word "free" because it sounds like free beer.  As
> for the word "open", I do think we want a name that conveys the fact that
> the clipart is available to everyone.  You could call it "publicclipart.org"
> if you prefer, but I think "open" sounds better.

I never understood why projects that talk about free as in freedom dont
just use the word "freedom".  'Freedom Software' always sounded perfectly
reasonable and unabiguous to me, similiarly if someone wanted to emphasise
the freedom of this project some combination of "Clipart and Freedom"
wouldn't be a terrible idea.
Still, 'open clipart' is the best suggestion by far but if you were still
trying to think of other suggestions I would suggest the idea of
a 'great library' or museum.

- Alan

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