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Sodipodi SVG flags 1.0

From: Christian Schaller <uraeus@linuxrising.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 21:03:36 +0100
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Sodipodi flags 1.0

This is the first release of the Sodipodi flag collection. This
collection currently consist of over 210 different international and
local flags. The flags are donated by their authors into the public
domain.  The flags are in the scalable and free SVG format which today
is supported by most major vector graphics programs. Most flags are done
using the Sodipodi vector drawing application. In others words these are
free flags in a free format made with a free application.

The core collection of flags in this collection are meant to be as
accurate as possible.  If you discover flags in here that have wrong
proportions or wrong colors then please update the flag with the correct
colors or sizes and send it to us with an explanation.

New flags are of course also welcomed, but remember we need a clear
statement from you that you dedicate the flag to the public domain, 
preferably using the Creative Commons public domain dedication process
found here:
http://creativecommons.org/license/publicdomain-2 
We do hope that many of you take some time to help us make this an even
more complete collection.

We hope that this collection can be useful to people in many different
settings be that in relation to software, publishing, education and so
on. 

The assembly of this huge collection has been made possible thanks to
the hard work of many people. We big thank you goes to all our
contributors listed in the CREDITS file distributed with this package.
We would especially like to thank Tobias Jacobs, Sigge Kotliar, Cezary
Biel, Brett Roper, Daniel McRae and Lauris Kaplinski, whose
contributions count for around half the collection. 

You can see all of the currently contributed flags here:
http://www.sodipodi.com/index.php3?section=clipart/flags

The creation of these flags had not been possible without the hard work
that free software coders have put into great tools like Sodipodi and
librsvg. The projects have helped increase the viability of SVG in free
and open source software a lot.

Both these two tools and the new Inkscape project do need more coders in
order to improve further. For instance you will notice that many of the
SVG flags do not render correctly in Nautilus due to some problems with
librsvg. People interested in working on these and other issues are
highly encouraged to join the project mailing-lists. You find the
projects here:
http://www.sodipodi.org
http://librsvg.sf.net
http://www.inkscape.org


You can download the package in either tar.gz or zip format from the
sourceforge file area:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sodipodi/sodipodi-flags-1.0.tar.gz?download
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sodipodi/sodipodi-flags-1.0.zip?download

Sincerely,
Christian Schaller
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2003 20:18:46 GMT

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