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How To Hijack OER

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By Steve Swettenham October 10, 2019 - 1:43pm

openclipart.org is blocked and has been that way since August 2019.

According to Openclipart - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openclipart, as of September 4, 2018, the open repository had greater than 147,000 artworks from more than 5,178 artists.

I used the site extensively, over the last 9 years, and gradually presumed that it would be accessible for as long as other sites, such as the Gutenberg project (http://www.gutenberg.org/) and the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/) . However, alas that assumption of presumption is a deadend. Although I sense the loss of a useful OER site, I also have great sympathy for the artists that trusted the site to host their open licensed graphics. It is as if a select few people in the world just hijacked a rare gem of an OER repository.

 

Fallback Solutions:

... or download openclipart archives from a linux distro library:

  • openclipart-2.0-full.tar.bz2
  • openclipart-0.19.tar.bz2
  • openclipart-0.18-full.tar.bz2

 

 

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