Open Clip Art Library Release 0.1
Posted on: 07/08/2005 07:52 AM
Release 0.15 of the Open Clip Art Library (www.openclipart.org) is now on-line for download as an individual package consisting of 4336 images submitted by over 430 artists from around the world. The amount of high quality clip art has increased much with the inclusion of Nicu Buculei's Playing Cards collection and Gerald Ganson's package submission.
During the month of June, thanks to Google's Summer of Code, a student developer, Greg Steffensen, has received funding to construct a graphical client for the Open Clip Art Library. This client will be able to be used inside Inkscape and other applications on the free desktop. Also, this work is dependent upon the new document management system (DMS) and is planned to use its SOAP-based webservice API to communicate with the Open Clip Art Library.
In other news, developers Bryce Harrington and Jon Phillips are scheduled to present at Desktop Developers' Conference 2005 in Ottawa, Canada July 18-19. Harrington is presenting "Inkscape - An Open Source Vector Drawing Application" and Phillips is promoting "Introduction to the Open Clip Art Library," which will also be shown at SVG Open 2005 in Enschede, Netherlands.
For the month of July, the focus of the project will continue to be collecting summer themed clip art. However, in the background DMS will be further connected and tested with openclipart.org's internals.
The project encourages any interested person(s) to submit clip art and/or to lend a hand to make the Open Clip Art Library a more extensive resource of contributed clip art.
The Open Clip Art Library. Drawing Together.
Use the following URLs to download the latest release of the Open Clip Art Library: http://www.openclipart.org/downloads/0.15/openclipart-0.15.tar.bz2 http://www.openclipart.org/downloads/0.15/openclipart-0.15.tar.gz http://www.openclipart.org/downloads/0.15/openclipart-0.15.zip http://www.openclipart.org/downloads/openclipart-0.15-win32.exe
The Open Clip Art Library (http://www.openclipart.org/) aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used. All graphics submitted to the project are placed into the Public Domain according to the Creative Commons Public Domain Declaration.