[Fwd: Re: [Clipart] website]

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Mon Apr 12 11:55:20 PDT 2004

On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> > Same goes for including links to websites with the clipart.  As much as
> > possible we should point to just the one place, the one we can reasonably
> > control and make reliable
> That is exactly the idea.  The installer would download this information
> from openclipart.org whenever it is run.  This data would be kept in one (or
> more) RDF files for easy access.

>From the spam-prevention side, maybe it would be best if we did not
include the email address in the download.  If the data was downloadable
and contained, say, thousands of email addresses, it'd seem to be too
handy for spammers.  Instead, if we provide an author-id that could be
looked up online on an individual basis to determine the contact info,
that should be sufficient if a business wanted to contact an artist for
hire, or a user wanted to thank an artist for their work.

Or maybe we could give the artist the choice of having a very public
email address (risking mega-spam) or a more protected one.


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