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Openclipart.org has finally been [properly] replaced with freesvg.org

It's a site, based on Laravel, providing CC0 and public domain SVG files, including the 55,000+ we scraped from openclipart.org

@klaatu Thank you! I have been wondering what to use next ...

@erkin depends on who you ask. Functionally, it comes up "protected under maintenance" (since May or so). Its maintainer has so far claimed that he's fixing bugs, fighting DDOS, had his identity stolen on Twitter, is just running out of money, and is annoyed that people aren't contributing enough (enough what is unclear).

Most of the OCAL community has independently decided it's a lost cause.

@klaatu : ddos on openclipart. Shame on such script kiddies.

@klaatu

So cool ! What about thd LibreOffice add-on ?

@nooe Good question. I'll reach out to the LO team.

@klaatu

Cool, that would be nice to have one in replacement of the old one.

@klaatu
Hey this collection would be the perfect use
case for bittorrent!
#openclipart #svg #inkscape

@klaatu hummmm...

"Although this site is new, we have operated successfully for many years as publicdomainvectors.org so you are assured we are in this for the long haul. We intend to finance this website through #advertising and not be dependant on donations to keep the site running. In this way we think we will be able to provide reliable and robust hosting service with additional security services like #Cloudflare, which will help us run the website without interruptions."
https://freesvg.org/pages/about-us

@plantabaja @klaatu Something's gotta cover the hosting costs, doesn't it?

@unfa @plantabaja Yeah, not ideal, but so far they're the only ones stepping up to provide a replacement. I tried generating something myself, based on Hugo, but the sheer number of files made it unrealistic. Also tried just using Gitlab, but there were problems with that too.

Site hosts gotta do what site hosts gotta do.

@klaatu I don't readily see how to search for tag combinations?

@klaatu I'm a bit slow. What was wrong with openclipart exactly?
Other than svg rules.

@gemlog it's dead. No access. Maintainer claims stolen identity one day, blames technical debt the next day.

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