[Clipart] Metadata Discussion

Richard Worth richard at theworths.org
Tue Apr 27 23:23:38 PDT 2004

Jonathan Phillips wrote:

>Agree. Your suggestions are brilliant and well researched.
Thank you.

>In response to the discussion at the bottom of that page:
>I do agree that our storage format should be SVG, but I guess we could
>take entries in WMF and possibly EPS, PS, AI/PDF. I wonder if by
>converting to a common format like SVG, we will maintain focus of the
>project and also encourage non-linux designers to submit. I was talking
>to my design friends and they don't even know what SVG is.
Good point. As long as it's vector-based it can be converted to SVG, so 
I don't think it will be a problem. This project will turn a lot of 
people on to the format.

>I think as long as we offer files as SVG and then convert to and from
>readily, we will cover the bases. I think we should be focused and not
>take bitmap files (unless they are textures inside a vector).
Yes, and speaking of which: I just updated the MetadataDiscussion Wiki 
page listed below to include information on reading/writing RDF Metadata 
in png files. This will become an important issue as we start 
autogenerating bitmap files from SVGs. We don't want to lose metadata.

- Richard

>On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 19:24, Richard Worth wrote:
>>I have just (re)kick-started the openclipart.org Metadata Discussion. 
>>Please join me at:
>>    http://freedesktop.org/Software/MetadataDiscussion
>>I talk about
>>  Technologies
>>     - RDF
>>     - Dublin Core
>>     - Creative Commons Metadata
>>     - Adobe XMP
>>  Action
>>     - What we should use
>>     - How we should use it
>>  Sample Files
>>- Richard D. Worth
>>richard at theworths.org
>>clipart mailing list
>>clipart at freedesktop.org

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