New logo guidelines and web design elements posted

chasd at chasd at
Tue May 30 15:37:45 UTC 2006

> From: "Patrick W. Barnes" <nman64 at>

> This is a common case.  If the original proprietary program 
> (Photoshop) can't
> directly save to an open format, then the contributor should use 
> another tool
> (the GIMP) to convert the file from a proprietary format (PSD) to the 
> best
> open format possible (XCF).  It is the responsibility of the original
> contributor to make this conversion.

XCF is not a open standard format like SVG or OpenDocument. XCF is a 
format that happens to have the source code available that reads and 
writes that format, otherwise XCF isn't documented well.

I do think it is a good idea to encourage the use of open source tools 
by distributing layouts and other files in the _native_ format of those 
open source tools. That would include the native format of Scribus ( 
.sla ).

Charles Dostale
System Admin - Silver Oaks Communications
824 17th Street, Moline  IL  61265

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