Monthly Archives: March 2014

Happy Document Freedom Day! Have some SVG tools

We dusted off the cover of issue 1.2, for which we had laboriously traced a set of illustrations taken from the Lello Universal encyclopedia, scanned and published by El Bibliomata from the Sevilla Faculty library — be sure to see … Continue reading

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Open standards allow the unexpected

One of the best things about open standards is their ability to surprise. A proprietary standard is designed with one purpose in mind. And, because only authorized parties have access to the standard’s specification, those designed purposes are generally where … Continue reading

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SVG or: How we learned to stop worrying and love document freedom

SVG was one of the brightest revelations when we switched to libre design tools; in fact, it’s one of the major reasons that made us switch from the Adobe toolchain we learned in college to a 100% F/LOSS workflow for … Continue reading

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Working together, developing open standards

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG for short) is an XML-based format for vector graphics, as the name might imply. It’s an open standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, which you may know of already by its short form: the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Document Freedom Day, celebrating our favourite open standard

This Wednesday, it’s Document Freedom Day, a worldwide day for recognizing and celebrating open standards. Open standards, put simply, are standards, file formats and codecs that are usable and implementable by everyone and anyone. In our work on Libre Graphics … Continue reading

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Mini Debian Women Conference 2014

This weekend we’ll be participating in the MiniDeb Conference at Barcelona. Two days of talks, discussions, the celebration of the Tenth anniversary of Debian Women and PGP Keysigning among other fun things. Be sure to check the full schedule, register … Continue reading

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Libre Graphics magazine at Libre Graphics Meeting

At the start of April, the 9th annual Libre Graphics meeting will take place in Leipzig, Germany. The program of talks and events is up now, and it looks fantastic. Here’s what we’ll be talking about: Beating the drums: Why … Continue reading

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