Pete Ippel, Fabricatorz
The Open Clip Art Library (OCAL) project aims to create an archive of
clip art that can be used for free for any use. It is the largest
collaboration community that creates, shares and remixes clip art.
All clipart is released to the public domain and may be used in any
project for free and with no restrictions.
Started in early 2004 by Inkscape developers to collect designs
of flags from all around the world, it progressed very well and
the project goals were extended to generic clipart. It currently
incorporates 10s of 1000s of images from over 2400 artists.
Images are stored in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format,
often with thumbnails in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) raster format.
OCAL is powered by the Aiki Framework, created to build OCAL 3.0 in 2011,
a flexible PHP + MySQL (LAMP) web application framework that allows
designers and programmers to easily create and work with existing
content management systems from the web. The goal of Aiki Framework
is to make a fast system for developing heavily trafficked communities
where developers are used to editing source code, but can not directly
because of necessary security precautions in running a web server.
About the Speaker:
Pete Ippel is a developer at Fabricatorz and artist. He is involved in
the Open Clip Art Library as well as the Open Font Library, Qi-Hardware
(copyleft hardware), and the Sharism movement.
This meeting will be held at:
Yolo County Library, Mary L. Stephen's Davis Branch
Blanchard Community Room
315 East 14th Street
Davis, California 95616
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