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Re: [school-discuss] Applications / Open Source / Clipart
--- Sharon Betts <sbetts@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I guess if
we were using it as a "resource", it would need to be open.
So why not make one! Clip art is fun to make. Ask the kids to design
logo's etc and offer them as a free resource. Yahoo and Hotmail started
You never know your luck!
The thing that would concern me is teachers using non-open clip art and
then submitting derivative work to an open repository. That's why I
feel we should make sure the original content is open.
And I definitely like Malc's suggestion of kids designing them and
submitting. With Inkscape, they can save in both .svg and .png formats.
The other thing kids love to do is design icons and cursors. I've seen
kids (including mine) spend hours at home designing animated cursors, it
just seems to be too much fun, especially after they install them and
use them and see how *they* changed the computer interface with their
own creation, not just selecting from someone else's list. And
designing cursors really gets them their first notion of quantization
effects when you magnify a cursor to edit it.
BTW, I joined the OpenClipArt email list, and a recent posting suggested
that the Ubuntu distro *can* read .svg clip art. I'm trying to get
clarification of that for this list, stay tuned.