[svlug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, August 20: "Open Clip Art Library"

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Tue Jul 31 22:55:40 PDT 2012

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:

  August 20, 2012
  7:00pm - 9:00pm


  "Open Clip Art Library (OCAL)"
  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

For more details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:


About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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