[Clipart] Sourceforge Issue

Jonathan Phillips jon at rejon.org
Tue Apr 20 01:12:23 PDT 2004

Bryce, all that sounds great. Alert me when all the new wiki stuff is up
and I'll help move stuff over to that wiki. It has so much better

Some of my friends here are getting their students to submit content for
the project, so we need that simple upload script asap!


On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 13:24, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 Sigmascape1 at cs.com wrote:
> > I've had similar issues with SF. SF is really great, but they don't
> > like content-based projects. As mentioned earlier, the bandwidth can
> > become a big problem for them. It's too bad though. The collaborative
> > tools associated with SF would be great for this project and similar
> > projects. Isn't there a way to hook up with some university? I've seen
> > so many redundant, goofy stuff of various university sites. It seems
> > like such a wonderful, open concept as this would be a great match for
> > a university or a series of universities.
> I've been chatting with the freedesktop.org admins (very nice folks
> btw) about this.  Dan's going to set us up with cgi-bin access (it's
> granted on a project-by-project basis), and of course we can install php
> tools as we see fit.  I did some research on freshmeat for
> SourceForge-like project management software and found one called 'PROM'
> that I think we could try out first, that's billed as a project-specific
> SF-like project management tool.  There's a lot of others available but
> they look geared more towards corporate type projects (e.g., with
> meeting calendars and labor headcount tracking, etc.) than for open
> source projects.  IIRC it has a forum too, which someone had requested
> earlier.
> I'm also going to set up UseModWiki; the freedesktop's Twiki is okay,
> but it isn't quite what Jon and I are used to, and UseModWiki lets us
> override the look and feel via CSS, so might be worth a shot.
> If anyone else knows of other tools that they'd like to try out on the
> site, let me or jon know and we can get you set up with access so you
> can plug them in.  We desperately need some kind of clipart upload tool
> - PROM has an upload capability IIRC but I'm guessing it'll be a bit
> anemic for our use.  Perhaps we could hack it into a better shape for us
> though.
> With SF I've always thought to myself, "Gee, I think I could put
> together a better set of tools than that..." and then of course went
> back to SF as the path of least resistance.  So it's kind of nice here
> to not have the SF option and be able to finally see what can be done.
> :-)
> > Last week, I wrote this list about finding a free place to deposit my
> > content. It's hard. Maybe a letter-writing effort can be developed,
> > aimed at companies that would benefit directly from a repository of
> > open, liberally licensed content... maybe a Lindows (linspire),
> > Mandrake, Novell/SuSE. There are lots of commercial Linux
> > distributions that could use this sort of common resource. Possibly,
> > all of these companies and more could set-up something for free
> > clipart/content.
> Hmm, seems like there used to be a lot more places for posting free
> content; perhaps they've gone by the wayside.  Well, if you'd like, and
> if you're providing it as Public Domain, send it my way and I'll add it
> to the other packages.  Even if it's not vector art, I think we can find
> some room for it.  :-)
> Bryce
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Jon Phillips
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