[Scribus] Open Clip Art Library Release 0.09 Announcement

Plinnell scribusdocs
Fri Jan 7 14:04:40 CET 2005


Release 0.09 of the Open Clip Art Library is now available for download on the 
site as an individual package: 



 This new package is 20MB and contains 3104 unique user-submitted files, an 
increase from previous releases. The Open Clip Art Library is also browsable 
at www.openclipart.org where one might find specific clip art by searching 
through categories such as animals, education, transportation, or geography. 

Thank you to everyone who sent encouraging e-mails while the Open Clip Art 
Library's hosting project, freedesktop.org, underwent necessary maintenance 
due to a server break-in. freedesktop.org now has a much stronger server 
management system in place and our services are now completely back on-line 
from the incident. This intermittent downtime caused our developers to 
consider mirroring strategies. If you have any server space available and 
would like to host a mirror, please e-mail our mailing list. In the end, 
these events bolster an open source project and make it much stronger. 

To start the new year right, we decided to restart our montly release cycle, 
and begin to focus our attention to the project roadmap 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Roadmap). For the upcoming 0.10 
release, we encourage submission of Valentine's Day themed artwork, to help 
users with their love life. Behind the scenes, we will be integrating Bryce 
Harrington's Document Management System (DMS) to mediate the submissions we 
receive. DMS is a real breakthrough in document management, which is akin to 
source code management (CVS, SVN, etc), but for everyday practical group 
projects, versioning, and collaboration using various file formats. 

Our core developers have also been discussing a few different sub-projects 
such as adding support to our services for Font submissions 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Open_Font_Library) and also a way to 
auto-generate greeting cards 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Greeting_Cards). Please add your 
comments to the aforementioned wiki pages and help us realize these ideas in 
the coming year! 

If you are interested in this project, please join our mailing list 
(http://freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/clipart), check out the roadmap 
(http://openclipart.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Roadmap), and continue to submit your 
clip art! As the new year starts we are hoping to attract new developers and 
artists to work on the project. Happy New Year! 

Visit the Library at http://www.openclipart.org/

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