[Clipart] [Fwd: Re: Open Clip Art Project]

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Thu Apr 22 17:38:57 PDT 2004

> Hi Jon,
> Sorry for the delay in answering, but I have been swamped. 
> I have written a short blob for scribus.net and will make a call on the
> scribus mailing list - there are at least 200 on that one and we get
> around 400-500 visits a day.
> It would help to have some quotes:
> 1) What inspired this ?

The Sodipodi flags project was the original inspiration for this; at
Inkscape we found that users were submitting clipart and examples, so we
thought it'd be worthwhile to have an independent clipart project that
could provide useful content for all open source drawing tools.

> 2) What is the preferred form of contribution ?

Package your work in a tarball with a README and a statement that the
work is dedicated to the public domain (see our contribution

We encourage SVG as the source format, but other formats are acceptable
where they make sense (such as JPG for textures).

> 3) What are the most important long term goals of the project ?

We want to build a rich collection of reusable clipart that open source
programs can leverage for their users.  Currently, if one wishes to
create a quick document using clipart, the easiest solution is to use a
proprietary program since they tend to have clipart included with them.
We want to turn that around so that it ceases to be an argument for not
using Open Source.  Ultimately we would like to achieve a situation
where the Open Source world has orders of magnitude better clipart than
the proprietary world.

> 4) Open ended - add quotes you want printed>
> Cheers,
> Peter
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