Release 0.11 of the Open Clip Art Library (www.openclipart.org) is now available for download on-line as an individual package consisting of 2896 images submitted by over 200 artists from around the world. Some of the new clip art received this month includes more images of food, computer-related items and even a little boombox. In addition to the collected 0.11 package, each clip art file can now be found by keywords using developer Jonadab’s new Keyword Search Tool.
The Open Clip Art Library is growing rapidly because of increasing submissions from artists. Currently, the top five artists in terms of the amount of clip art submitted are: Danny Allen (951 images), Nicu Buculei (456), Jose Hevia (453), Andy Fitzsimon (250), and Alan Horkan (119). These Artist’s and others contributions are the life blood of the Library. While the critical unit of contribution in traditional Open Source is code, it is a little different with the Open Clip Art Library project in that an actual clip art donation is just as helpful as the code supporting it.
For March the Open Clip Art Library encourages submissions of clip art related to the concept of "Spring." In the coming months as the library grows in size, the project needs new developers to help build tools to process this growing repository. Upcoming planned features that the project needs assistance on include capturing and tracking of clip art requests, user account management, adding WebDAV support, and developing wizards to aid in composition.
Use the following URLs to download the latest release of the Open Clip Art Library:
The Open Clip Art Library (http://www.openclipart.org/) aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used freely for any use. All graphics submitted to the project are placed into the Public Domain according to the Creative Commons Public Domain Declaration.